April 30, 2024

Roasted Carrot and Red Beet Salad with Dandelion Greens


  • 4 medium Carrots, peeled and trimmed
  • 2 medium Red Beets, peeled and trimmed
  • 4 cups Dandelion Greens, washed and dried
  • 1 small Red Spring Onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Honey
  • Salt and freshly ground Black Pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F.
  2. Prepare the vegetables:
    • Cut the carrots and beets into bite-sized pieces. Ensure they are uniform in size for even cooking.
    • Place the carrots and beets on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or aluminum foil, making sure they are in a single layer.
  3. Roast the vegetables:
    • Drizzle the carrots and beets with 1 tablespoon of olive oil, then season with salt and pepper to taste.
    • Roast in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until tender and caramelized, flipping halfway through.
  4. Make the dressing:
    • In a small bowl, whisk together the remaining olive oil, balsamic vinegar, honey, and a pinch of salt and pepper until well combined.
  5. Assemble the salad:
    • Once the roasted vegetables are done, allow them to cool slightly.
    • In a large mixing bowl, combine the roasted carrots and beets with the dandelion greens and sliced red spring onion.
  6. Dress the salad:
    • Drizzle the dressing over the salad mixture.
    • Toss gently until the vegetables and greens are evenly coated with the dressing.

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