Root vegetable salad recipe

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  • Serves 4
  • 10 mins to prepare
  • 208 calories / serving
  • Healthy
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Brought to us by chef and author Dean Edwards, this vibrant root vegetable salad is a delicious way to use up leftover veg from your Christmas side dishes. Top with sweet pomegranate seeds and feta for a refreshingly light Boxing Day lunch.

Make the dressing. In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, harissa and oil, then season with a pinch of salt and pepper.

In a large bowl, toss together the parsnips, carrots and onion with the dressing. Put the spinach leaves on a serving platter and top with the vegetables and dressing. Scatter over the pomegranate seeds and feta and drizzle with extra olive oil to serve.

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  • Ingredients

  • 300g (10oz) roasted parsnips
  • 300g (10oz) roasted baby carrots
  • 1 red onion, sliced (optional)
  • 4 large handfuls baby spinach
  • 1 pomegranate, seeds removed
  • 100g (3 1/2oz) feta cheese, crumbled
  • For the dressing

  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1 tsp harissa paste
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, plus extra to serve
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  • Energy 867kj 208kcal 10%
  • Fat 13.4g 19%
  • Saturates 4.7g 24%
  • Sugars 11g 12%
  • Salt 1g 17%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 16.5g Protein 6.2g Fibre 0.4g


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