This salad enabled me to try two new veggies that had been on my list for quite some time: parsnips and celery root. I was initially attracted to this recipe because I had been wondering how to make parsnips and celery root exciting. I love my sweet potatoes as much as anyone but other root veggies can be, well, kind of boring. The sound of a vinaigrette with a bit of feta over roasted root veggies was intriguing enough to try.

The recipe comes from Sophie Dahl and her new cookbook, Miss Dahl’s Voluptuous Delights. I love her style of eating- nothing is off-limits – and enjoying meals as important as what you are eating. As a former model, she has tried every diet out there and is now at a place where eating real food is what’s important.

Warm Winter Vegetable Salad adapted from Food & Wine

  • 2 parsnips
  • 1 sweet potato
  • 1 celery root
  • 2 small beets
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 Tbsp white balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 Tbsp dijon mustard
  • salt & pepper
  • 1/4 cup feta, crumbled

Pre-heat oven to 425° F. Cut all veggies in about 1 inch pieces. Place in roasting pan and toss with 1 Tbsp olive oil, salt & pepper. Roast veggies, stirring occasionally until veggies start to brown, about 30-40 minutes. Whisk other Tbsp of olive oil, vinegar, dijon and salt & pepper together. Drizzle over veggies and top with feta cheese. Eat warm or at room temperature.


16 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Estela @ Weekly Bite
    Mar 15, 2010 @ 8:53 am

    Emily, this looks delicious! I love parsnips! I need to cook with them more :)

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  2. Estela @ Weekly Bite
    Mar 15, 2010 @ 8:53 am

    Emily, this looks delicious! I love parsnips! I need to cook with them more :)

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  3. Chelsea Ward
    Mar 15, 2010 @ 8:59 am

    I’ve yet to try parnsips, but this recipe is alluring enough to get me to give them a whirl. Looks like a very comforting and yummy dish for those last Winterish evenings before Spring officially arrives.

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  4. Chelsea Ward
    Mar 15, 2010 @ 8:59 am

    I’ve yet to try parnsips, but this recipe is alluring enough to get me to give them a whirl. Looks like a very comforting and yummy dish for those last Winterish evenings before Spring officially arrives.

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  5. Tracey
    Mar 15, 2010 @ 12:44 pm

    I have not tried parsnips or celery root. Are they pretty bland tasting? What is the texture like?

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    • anutritionisteats
      Mar 16, 2010 @ 8:10 pm

      They are kind of similar to carrots (texture-wise), but not as sweet and flavorful.

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  6. Tracey
    Mar 15, 2010 @ 12:44 pm

    I have not tried parsnips or celery root. Are they pretty bland tasting? What is the texture like?

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    • anutritionisteats
      Mar 16, 2010 @ 8:10 pm

      They are kind of similar to carrots (texture-wise), but not as sweet and flavorful.

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  7. Andrea@CeleryInTheCity
    Mar 15, 2010 @ 1:17 pm

    I have NEVER eaten beets before, and I may or may not have tried a parsnip this weekend..my friends and I were debating if we were eating potato/parsnip. This looks delicious!

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  8. Andrea@CeleryInTheCity
    Mar 15, 2010 @ 1:17 pm

    I have NEVER eaten beets before, and I may or may not have tried a parsnip this weekend..my friends and I were debating if we were eating potato/parsnip. This looks delicious!

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  9. Mo@MommyRD
    Mar 15, 2010 @ 3:28 pm

    i think celery root is the only vegetable left that I haven’t tried. This recipe looks fabulous!

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  10. Mo@MommyRD
    Mar 15, 2010 @ 3:28 pm

    i think celery root is the only vegetable left that I haven’t tried. This recipe looks fabulous!

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  11. Jamie Walker
    Mar 15, 2010 @ 11:11 pm

    Wow, that looks simply amazing! I have got to get a copy of that cookbook so I can try making that salad. YUMMY!

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  12. Jamie Walker
    Mar 15, 2010 @ 11:11 pm

    Wow, that looks simply amazing! I have got to get a copy of that cookbook so I can try making that salad. YUMMY!

    Reply

  13. Blond Duck
    Mar 16, 2010 @ 5:46 am

    Popped in to say hi! This looks lovely!

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  14. Blond Duck
    Mar 16, 2010 @ 5:46 am

    Popped in to say hi! This looks lovely!

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