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Roasted Winter Root Vegetable Salad with Toasted Pecans

Yields1 Serving

Spiralized beets and parsnips are tossed with toasted pecans, dried cranberries, blue cheese crumbles and balsamic vinegar for a roasted winter root vegetable salad that’s colorful and full of seasonal flavors.

 1 large beet
 1 large golden beet (or use a large carrot)
 1 large parsnip
 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil or pecan oil
 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
 Salt and pepper, to taste
 ¼ cup raw pecan halves
 ¼ cup dried cranberries
 4 leaves fresh sage, minced
 1 sprig rosemary, minced
 2 oz blue cheese crumbles
1

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line three large baking sheets with parchment paper.

2

Spiralize beets and parsnip (I use blade D on my inspiralizer).

3

Spread each of the noodles from the vegetables out onto a baking sheet in an even layer (it’s important to not overcrowd the sheets so they crisp up and roast rather than get soggy in the oven).

4

Roast for 10 to 15 minutes, tossing and turning the sheet pans a couple of times. I found the parsnips were crispy before the beets due to their lower water content so adjust times accordingly and keep an eye on them while roasting.

5

Meanwhile, whisk the olive oil and balsamic together in a small bowl and season with salt and pepper.

6

Heat a small skillet over medium-low heat and toast the pecan halves until they become fragrant and just start to turn golden brown. Set aside.

7

Once the vegetables are roasted, remove from oven and let them cool a few minutes.

8

Combine the roasted vegetables, toasted pecans, cranberries and minced herbs in a large bowl. Pour the dressing into the bowl and gently toss to combine.

9

Season with additional salt and pepper to taste and top with blue cheese crumbles to serve.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Calories 330
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g40%

Saturated Fat 4.5g23%
Sodium 200mg9%
Total Carbohydrate 22g8%

Dietary Fiber 6g24%
Protein 6g12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.