Eating more vegetables doesn’t have to feel like a chore – especially when you know how to cook them! At The Veg Box Company, we think roasting veg is a great way to pack in more flavour and create better textures.

But what about a different way to enjoy root vegetables this winter? We’re talking roasted and made into a winter salad. The perfect way to increase your veg intake and make some pretty substantial lunches.

Check out the recipe below for a simple way to create this filling and warming winter salad. You can choose whatever root vegetables you like – just replace like for like in the recipe.

Serves 4    –    Prep time 20 mins    –    Cooking time 30 mins

Ingredients

Roasted veg:

  • 1 red onion, chopped into chunks
  • 1 butternut squash, chopped into chunks
  • 3 carrots, chopped into chunks
  • 3 parsnips, chopped into chunks
  • Half turnip, chopped into chunks
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp of olive oil
  • Roasted vegetable seasoning from The Veg Box Company
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Salad & dressing:

  • Rocket salad leaves
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp dried rosemary
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 30g of feta cheese, or vegan alternative

 

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 220C / 200C fan / gas mark 7. Prepare your vegetables by peeling and chopping into equal sized pieces – you want everything to roast evenly. Place on a baking tray, with two large cloves of garlic (unpeeled). Drizzle with 2 tbsp of olive oil. Sprinkle with The Veg Box Company roasted vegetable seasoning and salt and pepper and toss. Place in the oven for around 30 mins until soft
  2. Whilst the vegetables are cooking, make your salad dressing. Mix the olive oil and balsamic vinegar in a small bowl. Add your rocket to shallow bowls and pour over the dressing 
  3. Once the veg is cooked, place healthy portions on top of the rocket and sprinkle with dried rosemary. Season with salt and pepper, then crumble your feta cheese (or vegan alternative) on top
  4. Serve with warm pitta bread and enjoy!

winter veg salad recipe