New American Plate Challenge

Roasted Root Vegetable Salad

Weekly Recipe
Serves 4 - 3/4 cup per serving

This warm one-pot meal is full of hearty root vegetables like sweet potatoes, carrots and beets that pack fiber and cancer-fighting carotenoids. Roasting gives them a slightly sweeter flavor that pairs nicely with this tangy Dijon dressing.


  • 1
    small sweet potato, about 8 ounces, cut into 3/4-inch cubes
  • 1
    medium potato, cut into 3/4-inch cubes (peeled parsnip may be substituted)
  • 1
    medium carrot, peeled, cut into 3/4-inch slices
  • 1
    small red onion, cut into 1/2-inch wedges
  • 2
    medium celery stalks, 3/4-inch slices
  • 1
    medium beet, peeled, cut into 3/4-inch cubes
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon
    extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1 Teaspoon
    balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Teaspoons
    fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 Teaspoon
    Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon
    fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 Teaspoon
    cilantro, chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons
    walnuts, finely chopped
  • 1 Ounce
    crumbled feta cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In large bowl toss potatoes, carrot, onion, celery and beet with 1/2 tablespoon oil, coating well. Arrange vegetables in a roasting pan. Season with salt and pepper. Roast, stirring several times, until tender and beginning to brown, about 50 minutes.

  2. In mixing bowl, whisk vinegar, lemon juice and Dijon with remaining oil and stir in parsley, cilantro and walnuts. Drizzle dressing over vegetables and gently toss. Top with crumbled feta. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Nutrition: Per ¾ cup serving:156 calories, 9 g total fat (2 g saturated fat), 17 g carbohydrate, 3 protein, 3 g dietary fiber, 134 mg sodium.


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