Perfectly Roasted Root Vegetable Salad

Mmmm… comfort food!

Root vegetables are extremely high in nutrients, and roasting them is a simple meal or side to make on a busy school night. On the kid-friendly scale, these are pretty high up there for pleasing picky palates. The only effort lies in the chopping, but it’s so worth your time!

Perfectly Roasted Root Salad

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  • 4 cups diced beets diced into 1/2" cubes
  • 4 cups sweet potatoes diced into 1/2" cubes
  • 1 bulb fennel diced
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar


  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon dried dill
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • ground black pepper


  • To make the salad: Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a bowl, toss the beets, sweet potatoes, and fennel with the 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar. Place on the baking sheet and cover with foil. Roast for 30 to 35 minutes, or until the veggies have softened but are still somewhat firm.
  • To make the dressing: In a small bowl, mix together the 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar, the water, tahini, dill, salt, garlic, and pepper to taste.
  • Transfer the cooked vegetables to a serving bowl and toss them with the dressing.


Reprinted from Living the Farm Sanctuary Life by Gene Baur with Gene Stone. © 2015 by Gene Baur.  With permission of Rodale Books. 

Perfectly Roasted Root Salad

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