WARM WINTER VEGETABLE SALAD
It probably comes as no surprise that I’m a fan of roasted vegetables. When I don’t feel like giving much thought to the evening’s vegetables, I’ll reach for something to roast, using only olive oil and salt. I often have two trays roasting in the oven, using any leftovers for lunch the next day. Most nights my kids will eat a few of them, dipping it in their favorite condiment. If you want to make roasted vegetables a little more interesting, then may I suggest this recipe. It’s pretty versatile, pick the root veggies you have available to you. Enjoy a big bowl of this salad and help crowd out some of the tempting treats circulating everywhere this time of year.
1 small red onion, cut into ½ wedges
- 1 medium sweet potato, cut into 1 inch pieces
- 2 carrots, cut into ¾ inch rounds
- 2 parsnips, cut into ¾ inch rounds
- 1 medium beet, cut into ¾ inch pieces
- Olive oil
- ¼ cup walnuts
- 1 ½ tsp balsamic vinegar
- 1 ½ tsp lemon juice (I substituted orange juice)
- ½ tsp dijon mustard
- ¼ cup feta cheese, crumbled
- Salt & pepper
Preheat the oven to 425. On a baking sheet, toss the onion, sweet potato, carrots, parsnips, and beets with 2 Tbsp olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Roast for about 30-45 minutes, stirring once or twice, until tender and lightly browned.
- Meanwhile, spread the walnuts in skillet and toast over low-medium heat. Stir occasionally, until fragrant and lightly toasted, about 6 minutes. Remove from heat. Once cooled, coarsely chop and set aside.
- In a large bowl, whisk together citrus juice, balsamic vinegar, mustard, and 1 Tbsp olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.
- Add the vegetables, feta and walnuts to the dressing and toss. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Adapted slightly from: www.thecurvycarrot.com
Aubrey Schulz is a certified nutrition and triathlon coach with Get Out N Play. She works with clients to help them reach their nutritional and athletic goals, in the kitchen, out on the road and in the water! Plus she's knowledgeable about how essential oils can boost your wellness and fitness. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org