Recipe

Roasted vegetable salad with garlic mustard dressing

This hearty salad is packed full of roasted vegetables and balanced perfectly with a spicy mustard sauce.

  • 1 hr preparation
  • Serves 8
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Ingredients

  • 2 bunches baby beetroot
  • ½ butternut pumpkin, peeled, chopped coarsely
  • 2 small orange sweet potatoes (400g), peeled, quartered lenghtways
  • 1 bunch baby carrots, peeled
  • 1 medium red onion (170g), peeled, cut into eighths
  • ¼ cup (60ml) extra virgin olive oil
  • 250 g truss cherry tomatoes
  • 2 bunches asparagus
  • 70 g baby spinach leaves
  • 180 g tub persian fetta, drained
  • ¼ cup loosely packed fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
Garlic mustard dressing
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon horseradish cream
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup (60ml) extra virgin olive oil

Method

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 220°C/200°C fan. Line two large oven trays with baking paper.
  • 2
    Trim stalks and tails from beetroot. Wash well. Halve large beetroot. Wrap beetroot in foil; enclose to form a parcel. Place on an oven tray; roast 10 minutes. Divide pumpkin, sweet potato, carrots and onion between trays. Brush with oil, sprinkle with sea salt. Roast 30 minutes or until all vegetables are tender and beginning to brown. Remove vegetables from tray as they are done.
  • 3
    Add tomatoes and asparagus to tray; roast for 10 minutes or until just tender.
  • 4
    Remove beetroot from foil and gently rub the skin to remove.
  • 5
    Make garlic mustard dressing.
  • 6
    If transporting to a barbecue or picnic, pack the roasted vegetable, spinach, dressing, fetta and parsley separately. Just before serving, layer spinach and vegetables on a large serving platter; drizzle with dressing. Top with the fetta and parsley.
Garlic mustard dressing
  • 7
    Meanwhile, whisk garlic, horseradish cream, mustard and vinegar in a small bowl. Gradually whisk in oil. Season.

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