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Roasted Root Vegetable Salad with Dijon Shallot Dressing

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The best kind of Fall salad to have! Topped with a dijon shallot dressing, this Fall harvest salad is calling your name!

Having a puppy is no joke. They’re certainly really cute and sweet but they are a lot of work. I didn’t get a chance to post last week because I’ve been in such a daze. It also probably doesn’t help that he did not come from the best environment from the breeder so we had to take care of some things the first few nights he was with us and man, it had completely wrecked us. Not to mention, he’s not a huge fan of his crate and being alone at all. I didn’t think he’d be this needy :) I knew that babies and puppies are needy but I thought puppies were slightly a bit more independent. Thankfully my work schedule is pretty flexible so I’m able to devote a lot of time to him but I’m scared that’s only going to make things worse in the future for when I go back to work and we have to leave him alone. He absolutely hates getting crated during the day (he’s surprisingly fine at night). He howls and cries and whines and sometimes jumps at the crate and bites on it. It’s so sad. We put a blanket over it so it’s like a den but I think it’s the whole being alone thing. He always had a litter mate at the breeder so maybe that’s where it stems from. Ack. Haaaalp.

Other than being tired and run to the ground with this new addition, we’ve been enjoying having him around. He’s smart, spunky, and just so adorable. I’ve posted some photos of him, lots of Snapchat videos, and even gave him his own Instagram account ;)

The best kind of Fall salad to have! Topped with a dijon shallot dressing, this Fall harvest salad is calling your name!

I made this salad while I was on my paleo challenge, and it seemed like it was eons ago but it’s actually perfect for this time of year! I feel like this is the perfect Fall harvest salad. Maybe I should’ve even titled it that. But the roasted root veggies are the ones that stand out in this salad the most along with the amazing dijon shallot dressing. It sounds so pretentious and very Ina-esque but this dressing has a subtle garlic flavor from the shallots and the dijon gives it that peppery bite. If you’re trying to eat healthier and/or on a paleo kick, this dressing is perfect! It’s easy to whip up at home and you can avoid all those extra weird ingredients in most salad dressings in the store. Plus, no sugars in this :)

The best kind of Fall salad to have! Topped with a dijon shallot dressing, this Fall harvest salad is calling your name!

Roasted Root Vegetable Salad with Dijon Shallot Dressing

Topped with a dijon shallot dressing, this Fall harvest salad is calling your name!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 2
Author: Julie Chiou
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For the dressing

  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 shallot, finely diced
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard, start with 1 and see how you like it. I like mine strong
  • Generous splash of champagne vinegar, or whatever vinegar you have
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

For the salad

  • 1 cup cubed sweet potato
  • 2 large beets, cubed
  • 2 cups loosely packed kale leaves
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs, sliced

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  • Preheat oven to 400 °F
  • In a small mason jar, add all the ingredients of the dressing into the jar, seal the lid and shake vigorously. Set aside.
  • Place diced sweet potato and beets onto baking sheet and drizzle olive oil all over. Season with salt and pepper and toss around on the baking sheet. Bake for 40 minutes, or until butternut squash and beets have softened.
  • In a large bowl, add kale leaves then add diced avocados and sliced hard-boiled eggs on top. Top with the roasted veggies and drizzle salad dressing on top. Gently toss to coat.

Recipe Notes

Definitely feel free to interchange the veggies. You can even use butternut squash or another root vegetable that you'd like (parsnip, carrots, etc.)

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Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: healthy recipe, salad
Recipe Rating

Michelle @ Modern Acupuncture

Monday 23rd of November 2015

Love that this is healthy and easy - can't wait to try it tonight. I'm trying to eat healthy (veggies, protein) before Thanksgiving and cookie season hits, so this is perfect! :)

Natasha @ Salt and Lavender

Tuesday 27th of October 2015

Yeah, puppies are a LOT of work. We had one when I was a kid, and I remember even back then what a lot of work it was. I am not sure I'd ever get one... worse than a baby haha. Your puppy is super cute, though... keep the IG photos coming!! I remember when my cat was a kitten... even that was enough work for me :) Salad looks delicious btw.

Gaby Dalkin

Monday 26th of October 2015

I want this salad every for lunch! also, congrats on your newest addition! I hope he settles in soon :)

Senika @ Foodie Blog Stalker

Monday 26th of October 2015

Yum! Pinning this for my next Whole30! Love seeing snaps of Winston, he's SO CUTE! My pup is now 14 years old but I remember her puppy days and unfortunately it was much of the same. Lots of whining, lots of poop, and lots of pee :( After she grew up a bit, it gets so much better and it's so worth it!!

Marla Meridith

Monday 26th of October 2015

This fall salad speaks to me! Love roasted root veggies!