Recipe: Roasted Vegetable Salad

roasted vegetable salad

Summer is over and you know what that means! The leaves start to fall off the trees, it gets harder and harder to get out of bed in the morning and of course, your regular lunch salad is suddenly far less refreshing. Have no fear, we’ve got your back with this nutritious, winter warming Roasted Vegetable Salad (modified by our Accredited Practising Dietitians from a recipe by Hungry Healthy Happy).

Not ONLY will this salad fill you with the warm and fuzzies inside, but is a great source of mono-unsaturated ‘healthy’ fat, bursting with colour and variety of nutrients and pulls its weight in the taste department by incorporating flavour-concentrated ingredients (to help avoid the extra winter kilograms)! It’s Coeliac Disease-friendly (be sure to check individual products) and can be made vegan by omitting the use of cheese… What more could you want?

Ingredients

Roasted Vegetables

  • 1 Red Onion
  • 1 Small Butternut Pumpkin
  • 10 Baby potatoes
  • 2 Carrots
  • 2 Parsnips
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 pinch Sea salt and black pepper

Optional: include a lean protein (e.g. grilled chicken or steak) to make more substantial!

Salad

  • 4 Handfuls of Watercress/Rocket (arugula) salad mix
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 tbsp Balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp each of fresh basil, coriander and parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 pinch Sea salt and black pepper
  • 30 g Light Feta (or dairy-free equivalent)

Instructions

  1. Wash vegetables thoroughly before use and leave skin ON for maximum nutrient content.
  2. Chop all the vegetables so they are fairly chunky.
  3. Put them in a bowl with 1 tbsp olive oil and some salt and pepper and mix well.
  4. Put in a preheated oven at 200C for 35-40 minutes.
  5. Make the salad dressing by mixing together the olive oil, balsamic, salt, pepper and herbs.
  6. Remove the vegetables from the oven.
  7. Divide the salad between 2 bowls and top with roasted vegetables.
  8. Drizzle the dressing on top and crumble over the feta.

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