Roasted Veggies makes a deliciously easy Warm Salad

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I am a H-U-G-E salad lover!  However, this time of year my favorite kind of salad is a warm kind of salad.  This week’s combo included oven roasted asparagus, mushrooms & golden grape tomatoes.  The vegetables were fresh & hot right out of the oven making it a cozy kind of wintery mix that’s perfect to warm the palate. 

This salad is great as a stand alone serve, a side dish or with the addition of some seasoned chicken on top.  Last night it was served as a side at my house with thinly sliced red onion as an optional topping;  mom & dad love them, but not everyone else around the table does.  

Here’s how we whipped it together in about 30 minutes:

Winter Salad Mix with Roasted Veggies by Jodie Fitz

1 bunch Asparagus

1 pint golden grape tomatoes

1 pint of sliced mushrooms

Romaine Lettuce

Spinach, baby leaf

Olive oil

Sea salt

Balsamic glaze

Red Onion (optional)

Pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees.  

Wash the asparagus.  Note:  I do snap the tough end off, but that’s a preference & it’s up to you.

Wash the grape tomatoes & cut in half.

Rinse the sliced mushrooms.

Toss the asparagus, grape tomatoes & sliced mushrooms together with enough olive oil (light or virgin) to coat them generously.  Place them in a glass baking dish.  Season them with a bit of sea salt & roast the veggies for 20 – 30 minutes.  Stir once during the roasting process.

While they are cooking, prep a base of romaine & baby leaf spinach.  When the veggies are done cooking add the hot vegetables with all of the juices to the top of the lettuce/spinach base.  Drizzle a bit of balsamic glaze over the top & serve.

Optional:  Serve with side options like thin slices of red onion, slivered almonds and/or croutons.

 

 

 

6 Comments on “Roasted Veggies makes a deliciously easy Warm Salad”

  1. Oh yummy I love roasted asparagus and mushrooms. Thanks for sharing on the #HomeMattersParty I hope you will join us again next week.

    1. Couscous would be a great addition to this salad!! Or, just alone with roasted veggies = TOTAL YUM!!

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