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Roasted Fall Salad

Roasted Fall Salad {Beard and Bonnet} This salad pairs tender greens and tart pomegranate with perfectly roasted fall vegetables. It's gluten free and can easily be made vegan by omitting the goat cheese crumbles.

We finally had a little reprieve from the heat here in So Cal so I took the opportunity to roast every fall veggie I could get my hands on! I have been craving Brussels sprouts, delicata squash, and fingerling potatoes; so I roasted them all up and tossed them together in this delicious roasted fall salad.

Roasted Fall Salad {Beard and Bonnet} This salad pairs tender greens and tart pomegranate with perfectly roasted fall vegetables. It's gluten free and can easily be made vegan by omitting the goat cheese crumbles.

Because of the intense heat here lately my fridge contents are sort of conflicting. I have tons of salad ingredients, homemade dressings, and fruit all sitting next to my favorite fall ingredients that haven’t yet had the opportunity to shine in my kitchen. So, during this brief break in the heat before the next heat wave hits this weekend I decided that I had to seize the moment and make a fall inspired dinner happen.

Roasted Fall Salad {Beard and Bonnet} This salad pairs tender greens and tart pomegranate with perfectly roasted fall vegetables. It's gluten free and can easily be made vegan by omitting the goat cheese crumbles.

This salad hits every flavor craving I had all at one time and then goes beyond that with a fresh, tart, zing to the taste buds from the pomegranate and goat cheese sprinkles. It’s the perfect healthy fall meal…even when it’s 90° outside.

Roasted FRoasted Fall Salad {Beard and Bonnet} This salad pairs tender greens and tart pomegranate with perfectly roasted fall vegetables. It's gluten free and can easily be made vegan by omitting the goat cheese crumbles.all Salad {Beard and Bonnet} This salad pairs tender greens and tart pomegranate with perfectly roasted fall vegetables. It's gluten free and can easily be made vegan by omitting the goat cheese crumbles.

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Roasted Fall Salad
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Serves: 4-5
 
Ingredients
For the salad
  • 1 pound fingerling Yukon gold potatoes
  • 1 pound Brussels sprouts, trimmed & halved
  • 1 delicata squash, ends removed, hollowed out, and cut into ½ inch thick rings
  • 2½ tablespoons olive oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste
  • 5 ounces baby spinach
  • ¼ cup pomegranate seeds
  • ¼ cup goat cheese crumbles
For the vinaigrette
  • ¼ cup pomegranate vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon Kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly cracked pepper
  • pinch of sugar
  • ¾ cup extra-virgin olive oil
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F and line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl toss the potatoes with ⅓ of the olive oil, salt and pepper. Spread onto ½ of one of the baking sheets. Toss the Brussels sprouts with ⅓ of the olive oil, salt and pepper and pour onto the baking sheet. Do the same with the delicata squash rings. Once all of the veggies are on the baking sheets on an even layer roast them in the oven, turning once for 30-35 minutes. Check the veggies close to the end of the coking time and remove smaller pieces that may be done before the larger ones. Once all of the veggies are cooked through allow them to cool slightly.
Assemble the salad
  1. Spread the spinach out onto a large platter and top with the roasted veggies. Sprinkle the pomegranate seeds and goat cheese. Serve immediately with the dressing on the side.
Make the dressing
  1. In a mason jar combine the pomegranate vinegar, Dijon mustard, salt, pepper, sugar, and olive oil. Securely tighten the lid and shake the contents vigorously until emulsified.
Notes
To make this salad vegan simply omit the goat cheese crumbles
 

Comments

    • Meg

      Thanks Em! It is so weird right now craving fall, flannel, and roasted things while still being able to throw on a bathing suit and head to the beach. Totally freaks this southern girl out a bit!

  1. Hi Meg,
    I love your blog and your story of how you healed Kash with a gluten free diet is so inspirational. Thank you for all that you do to increase the awareness of gluten intolerance issues and make living with dietary restrictions delicious!

    I just made your Roasted Fall Salad last night and it was AMAZING! So many tastes and textures. I used sweet potatoes instead of the Yukons and swapped the EVOO for avocado oil. Turned out perfectly and the whole family loved it.

    Many thanks,
    Kelley

    • Meg

      Thank you so much Kelley! You are so kind, I am glad that your family enjoyed the salad and I have to try replacing the olive oil with avocado oil now.

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Meg van der Kruik is the writer, mother, photographer, designer, cook and creative spirit behind This Mess is Ours. After her infant son was diagnosed with a gluten allergy, she dedicated herself to learning to make meals the whole family would love. It’s a bit of a mess – cooking for a vegetarian and three meat-eaters with a range of gluten + dairy sensitivities, but she manages to bring them together every night around their little family table.