Roast vegetable salad


A scrumptious way of using excess roast vegetables. The orange colour in the roast vegetables offers a striking contrast against the green of the salad and the white of the cheese. Just delicious! For something different, try adding a sliced avocado.

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Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 2 minutes
Total time: 5 minutes
Serves: 4

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  • 200g roast vegetables (carrots, pumpkin, sweet potato)
  • 2 handfuls pine nuts or sunflower kernels, toasted
  • 4 handfuls mixed salad leaves
  • 20 kalamata olives, halved
  • 100g goat’s cheese or feta


  • ½ tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons white condiment (white balsamic vinegar)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ tablespoon maple syrup
  • salt and pepper

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Warm roast vegetables. Place handful of pine nuts or sunflower kernels on a tray under a medium grill for a few minutes and toast until light brown. Keep an eye on them.

To make dressing, shake ingredients in a jar until combined. Taste and adjust to your liking.

Arrange lettuce leaves, roast vegetables and olives on a large platter. Pour dressing over salad and toss gently.

Top with crumbled cheese and toasted pine nuts or sunflower kernels.

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If you don’t have any leftover roast vegetables, roast your favourite orange vegetables for 20 minutes or so.

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As published in Peninsula Kids – Spring 2018


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