warm winter-vegetable salad

This salad enabled me to try two new veggies that had been on my list for quite some time: parsnips and celery root. I was initially attracted to this recipe because I had been wondering how to make parsnips and celery root exciting. I love my sweet potatoes as much as anyone but other root veggies can be, well, kind of boring. The sound of a vinaigrette with a bit of feta over roasted root veggies was intriguing enough to try.

The recipe comes from Sophie Dahl and her new cookbook, Miss Dahl’s Voluptuous Delights. I love her style of eating- nothing is off-limits – and enjoying meals as important as what you are eating. As a former model, she has tried every diet out there and is now at a place where eating real food is what’s important.

Warm Winter Vegetable Salad adapted from Food & Wine

  • 2 parsnips
  • 1 sweet potato
  • 1 celery root
  • 2 small beets
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 Tbsp white balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 Tbsp dijon mustard
  • salt & pepper
  • 1/4 cup feta, crumbled

Pre-heat oven to 425° F. Cut all veggies in about 1 inch pieces. Place in roasting pan and toss with 1 Tbsp olive oil, salt & pepper. Roast veggies, stirring occasionally until veggies start to brown, about 30-40 minutes. Whisk other Tbsp of olive oil, vinegar, dijon and salt & pepper together. Drizzle over veggies and top with feta cheese. Eat warm or at room temperature.


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8 Comments

Filed under antioxidants, cheese, gluten-free, in season, Recipes, salad, vegetables, whole foods

8 responses to “warm winter-vegetable salad

  1. Emily, this looks delicious! I love parsnips! I need to cook with them more 🙂

  2. Chelsea Ward

    I’ve yet to try parnsips, but this recipe is alluring enough to get me to give them a whirl. Looks like a very comforting and yummy dish for those last Winterish evenings before Spring officially arrives.

  3. I have not tried parsnips or celery root. Are they pretty bland tasting? What is the texture like?

  4. I have NEVER eaten beets before, and I may or may not have tried a parsnip this weekend..my friends and I were debating if we were eating potato/parsnip. This looks delicious!

  5. i think celery root is the only vegetable left that I haven’t tried. This recipe looks fabulous!

  6. Wow, that looks simply amazing! I have got to get a copy of that cookbook so I can try making that salad. YUMMY!

  7. Popped in to say hi! This looks lovely!

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