In-season nutrient-dense autumnal salad with roasted vegetables, fresh and warming flavours and lots of great textures. Add white beans, chickpeas, grilled tofu, or chicken for a heartier dish. You can easily make this recipe oil-free and add olives, nuts or seeds for healthy fats.
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Delicata Squash, Turnip & Watermelon Radish Salad
PREHEAT OVEN 400 F | 200 C. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
WASH VEG. Cut delicata in ½. Scoop out seeds and cut into ¼’s. Cut the purple top turnip into wedges.
PILE delicata + turnip onto sheet pan in an even layer; sprinkle with oil | aminos, salt | dulse and toss to coat.
ROAST 20 – 30 mins – until tender with some nice crispy brown edges.
MIX endive + ½ the watermelon radish + parsley in a bowl.
PLATE mixed greens. TOP with roasted veg + remaining radish.
SERVE DRIZZLED generously with vinaigrette.
ADD all ingredients to a glass jar, shaker or blender and blend until well combined.
TASTE adjust salt & vinegar, and spices to taste.
**ADDED VEG – I had a few steamed greens leftover that I tossed with the endive before plating the roasted veg = upcycling!
SWAP OIL in roasting for liquid aminos, soy sauce or balsamic vinegar. Swap oil in vinaigrette for orange juice.
*PUMPKIN SPICE in a salad dressing ~ oh yes, it’s fabulous!! SWAP for a pinch of ground allspice, cinnamon or ginger.
SWAP ENDIVE for frisee, radicchio, red cabbage, napa cabbage, crispy lettuce, rocket | arugula or any green you like.
SWAP DELICATA | TURNIP for squash, pumpkin, sweet potato, potato, celeriac, cauliflower, romesco or broccoli.
ADD roasted chickpeas or cooked quinoa—grilled tofu or chicken. Olives, nuts and seeds.
THERAPEUTIC DIETS – Adapt the recipe and ingredients according to your healthcare provider.
Please remember to read food ingredient labels.