Warm Roast Vegetable Salad
Julie Le Clerc's Warm Roast Vegetable Salad, with either Giusti balsamic vinegar or Calogiuri Vincotto, is simple to create and incredibly tasty. Enjoy this salad beside your favourite protein or simply serve with Girolomoni farro or Quisardegna fregola to create a nutritious, vegetarian main course.
700g pumpkin, peeled and cut into 3cm chunks
400g (1 large) kumara, peeled and cut into 3 cm chunks
350g (4 small) parsnips (or carrots, as preferred), peeled and cut into chunky lengths
350g (3 small) red onions, cut into wedges
1 jar , rinsed and drained
3 cloves garlic, crushed
Salt and freshly ground 3 Tbsp or
Preheat oven to 190°C. Line 2 large roasting dishes with baking paper, which makes for easy clean-up.
Place prepared vegetables and white beans in a large bowl. Drizzle with 3-4 tablespoons olive oil, scatter with garlic, season with salt and pepper and a good grinding of smoked paprika flakes. Toss well to coat evenly. Divide vegetables between roasting dishes and spread out in a single layer so they cook evenly. Roast for approx. 25 minutes or until tender and lightly caramelised.
Remove vegetables to a serving bowl or platter. Place balsamic with 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil in a small bowl and whisk to combine. Drizzle dressing over vegetables to finish, and serve warm.
Recipe by Julie Le Clerc