This Roasted Vegetable Salad is one for the recipe book! It is loaded with good for you vegetables and packed with flavor. A great healthy salad option for easy lunches or quick dinners.
Roasted Vegetable Salad Recipe
When you feel ready for a reset, reach for this salad.
I've mentioned before how Michael and I made the transition to a plant based diet and it is salads like this one that made it such an easy process. Quick, nutrient packed, and so stinking flavorful. Lately, we've been reading Dr. Michael Greger's book How Not To Die (highly recommend btw) and let's just say that he would be proud of this recipe!
I love how you can get a great variety of vegetables in one meal. I mean look at these ingredients: Kale, sweet potato, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, carrots, radishes, red onion, tomatoes, lemon, avocado, jalapeño, and cilantro. All of those amazing for you foods are incorporated in this recipe!
Ready to dive in?!
Roasted Vegetable Salad Ingredients:
To make this salad, you will need the following ingredients. See the full recipe card below for detailed amounts and instructions.
- Roasted vegetables - As pictured I used sweet potato, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, carrots, radishes, red onion, and grape tomatoes. Highly recommend reading through the Oven Roasted Vegetable guide if you are a roasting newbie.
- Kale - We prefer Lacinato kale (I like the texture better), but choose your favorite leafy greens.
- Olive oil & lemon juice
- Sea salt & black pepper
- One batch of this Creamy Salad Dressing with Lemon & Feta - So so good!
How to Make This Roasted Vegetable Salad:
To make these oven roasted vegetables, simply:
- Roast your vegetables - Wash and cut you vegetables to the size you want them. I find it best to cut them all bite size. To make sure your vegetables get evenly coated, place them into a large bowl and add olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and herbs. Toss vegetables until all look coated. Place coated vegetables onto a baking sheet (I like to line mine with parchment paper) and spread them out as evenly as possible. If they are too crowded you may want to split them onto two baking sheets for the best roast. Bake at 425° for about 25 minutes tossing at the halfway point and adding the tomatoes with 5 minutes left. Check to make sure your vegetables are fork tender and have a nice browning on them. If they aren't, continue baking for 5 for minutes.
- Massage the kale - Remove the leaves from the kale stems and chop leaves as desired for your salad. In a medium bowl, add chopped kale, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Begin massaging the kale with your fingers, working the oil and lemon juice into the leaves for about 30 seconds. The kale will start to soften as you go.
- Make the dressing - Place feta cheese, jalapeño, avocado, olive oil, water, lemon juice, cilantro, salt, and pepper into blender or food processor and pulse until completely smooth in texture. Add more water to thin the dressing to your liking.
- Assemble - Place massaged kale in the bottom of a large salad bowl, followed by roasted vegetables, the creamy feta dressing, and crumbled feta cheese. Top with an extra squeeze of lemon and enjoy!
See the full recipe card below for detailed amounts and instructions.
How To Get The Best Oven Roasted Vegetables
The great thing about this salad is that you can switch up the vegetables to what you have on hand. If you are new to roasting vegetables, I highly recommend this Oven Roasted Vegetables post. It even includes a printable PDF of roasting times for different vegetables!
- Give your veggies space - When placing veggies on the baking sheet you don't want them to be too crowded. They need their space to get that perfect browning. Arranging them in a single layer is key!
- Turn your oven up - You'll want your oven on about 425° to get a good roast.
- Bake until crisp - As you'll see in the printable Vegetable Roasting Guide below, different vegetables require different roasting times. A good rule of thumb is to watch the edges of each vegetable. When they get a nice browning on them they are good to go!
- Taste test your seasoning - Before serving do a taste test to see if they need a little extra seasoning love. I usually add a touch more salt, pepper, and lemon juice to mine post bake.
More vegetable filled recipes you'll love!
- Strawberry Walnut Salad
- Autumn Vegetable Minestrone
- Easy Vegetarian Chili
- Sweet Potato & Black Bean Bowls
- Oven Roasted Vegetables
- Creamy Salad Dressing
- Savory Herb Carrots