Warm Pear & Roast Vegetable Salad 

Today’s winter warming Foodie Friday recipe combines the sweetness of warm baked pears with root vegetables. Enjoy as a meal in itself with a little of your favourite cheese on top (blue cheese is delicious with this!) or, serve as a tasty side salad at dinner.

 

Serves: 6

 

Warm Pear & Roast Vegetable SaladIngredients: 

  • 1 bunch beetroot
  • 4 vine-ripened tomatoes
  • 2 beurre bosc pears, sliced into wedges
  • 1 sweet potato
  • 1 large carrot
  • 1 parsnip
  • 1 bulb fennel
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 bunch English spinach, picked, washed, chopped
  • 150g fetta or blue cheese
  • Pinch sugar
  • Pinch chilli flakes
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

 

 Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 200°C/180°C fan-forced.
  1. Trim and wash each beetroot and wrap in foil. Place in oven.
  1. Halve tomatoes horizontally and place in a small baking try. Sprinkle with sugar, chilli, salt and pepper. Drizzle with a couple of teaspoons of olive oil.
  1. Cut pears and remaining vegetables into wedges and combine in a large roasting dish. Toss with salt and pepper and remaining olive oil. Roast in same oven for 30 minutes.
  1. Add spinach on top of vegetables and cook another 5-10 minutes or until wilted.
  1. Peel beetroot and cut into wedges. Toss all vegetables together in a large serving bowl and scatter with cheese.
  1. Enjoy!

 

Recipe courtesy of: Ninemsn Food

 

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