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Roasted Root Veggie Salad with Beet-Ginger Dressing

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Now that you know all of the health benefits of roasted root veggies from Tuesday’s blog, I’ve heard that that you’re ready for some root veggie recipes!

I made this incredible root veggie salad for my family, and was blown away that they couldn’t identify those amazing golden-brown veggies…parsnips, AKA nature’s candy! Do you ever crave the comfort of potatoes, but fear the inevitable sugar crash that follows? Well, these roasted sunchokes and parsnips bring you all of the comfort, but spare you the crash!

These are very nutrient-rich veggies which offer inulin, which stimulates healthy prebiotic activity, B & C vitamins, magnesium, and a whopping dose of iron, comparable to that found in meat!

In this dish, the earthy roasted veggies are balanced by the refreshing zest of citrus and ginger in the beet-dressing. I chose iron-rich kale as the base of this salad, avocado for a creamy touch, and pomegranate and toasted pumpkin seeds for extra crunch.

Rezept für 4 Portionen

Roasted Root Veggie Salad with Beet-Ginger Dressing

Wash, peel, and slice Jerusalem artichokes and parsnips into 1/4 inch rounds. Toss in 2 T olive oil and sea salt. Roast on second level oven rack at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until golden.

Meanwhile, slice shallots and cook in 1 T olive oil on low heat until caramelized.

Allow Jerusalem artichokes, parsnips, and shallots to cool while you prepare the dressing.

Massage kale with dressing and let sit five minutes to soften. Before plating, toast pumpkin seeds. Top kale with roasted veggies, caramelized shallots, avocado, pomegranate and pumpkin seeds. Drizzle additional dressing to taste.

Dressing

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4 Beten cooked, diced
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1 clove minced garlic
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1 orange zested and juiced
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¼ cup olive oil
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¼ tsp. sea salt or more to taste

Combine diced beets, garlic, ginger, orange zest, orange juice, olive oil, and sea salt in your Vitamix or blender. Adjust seasonings to taste.

CHEF:

Elissa Goodman

Holistic Nutritionist & Lifestyle Cleanse Expert, Los Angeles

Elissa Goodman

After being diagnosed with cancer when she was 32, Elissa Goodman explored holistic alternatives and combined them with traditional treatments and was able to beat the disease. Her husband wasn’t as fortunate; he succumbed to Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma when he was only 45 after a regimen of doctor-prescribed chemotherapy and two bone marrow transplants. Her personal experience led her to realize the many ways in which nutrition and lifestyle affect our ability to deal with health challenges.

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