Monday, April 19, 2010

Roasted Veggie Salad

Remember when I mentioned Rhodey Girl Tests's I Love Salad Challenge?  Well I LOVE salad!  This week I'm going to be featuring five of my favorite salads and I'm pretty excited.  One of my problems with the perception of healthy eating is that salads and all health foods are boring.  It's not true at all!  I think we can add more veggies (and fruits) to our diets and get the benefits not only in our stronger bods, but in our taste buds too!

Salad #1: My Favorite Roasted Veggie Salad
As we leave Winter, I will be eating more raw fruits and veggies, but I can't leave behind my favorite roasted veggies- sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts, and asparagus.  This salad has all three:
Directions:
Roast your favorite veggies of choice seasoned in salt, pepper, and a drizzle of olive oil.  Once they are ready, cut them up and top 2 cups of fresh spinach with the roasted veggies.
My salad includes 1/2 of a medium sweet potato, 1 cup of sprouts, and 4 roasted asparagus spears.  I'm not a huge fan of dressing with this salad because the roasted veggies add enough flavor, but I bet a simple oil and vinegar would be fabulous!

What's your favorite roasted veggie? Those above as well as eggplant, butternut squash, kabocha squash, mushrooms, and red peppers.

11 comments:

Newlywed, Newly Veg said...

Ooh, I haven't seen that challenge-- I'll have to check it out, because I too LOVE salad! :-)

Kelly said...

hmmmm... probably peppers, yellow squash, asparagus and mushrooms.

I think all veggies taste good roasted!

RhodeyGirl said...

Yummm! This salad looks awesome! Thanks for the shout out!

ktbwood said...

HEY GIRL!
ooo AMAZING SALAD! so much FRESHNESS!

Katie said...

Yum!! I love roasted red pepper and roasted eggplant. So good!

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said...

I love roasted mushrooms the most!

I am going to really appreciate this series of posts, because I never have any ideas when it comes to making salad. I make the most boring salads!

Jenna said...

Really looking forward to all your salads this week!!

I love roasted...um...anything!!

Peace Love Nutrition said...

oh boy you pretty much covered all my favorite veggies!

Anne Marie said...

I think my favorite roasted veggie is peppers and onions...so good!

Mari said...

That sounds like a great challenge! my fave roasted veggies are Brussels, Mushrooms, Potato, Onions,Peppers, shoot all of them!

RamblingBabushka said...

I eat salads like that ALL the time. Sounds good. My favorite roasted veggie would have to be brussel sprouts. YUM!!! :)