Friday, February 18, 2011

Baby Greens with Orange Muscat Champagne Vinaigrette and Roasted Veggies

In an attempt to clean out the fridge, I roasted some sweet potatoes, beets, and a giant red onion, all of which came in a recent CSA box. I also dressed some baby greens with an orange muscat vinaigrette and topped everything with an over-easy egg. A simple, healthy, and delicious dinner!

Roasted Veggies
  • Wash, peel, and cut veggies
  • Toss them with salt, pepper, and a little olive oil
  • Roast in a 350 degree oven for about 45 minutes, turning them a few times

Orange Muscat Champagne Vinaigrette

  • 1 part olive oil
  • 2 parts orange muscat champagne vinegar
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste

After I dressed the salad, I simply added the veggies and topped each plate with an over-easy egg.

Questions: Do you like roasted veggies? If so, what’s your favorite roasted veggie? I love roasted beets, which is funny because for the first thirty years or so of my life, I wouldn’t touch beets in  any shape or form. I remember my mom growing tons of beets in her garden and then pickling  most of them to preserve them for the winter, and I just didn’t understand how she could eat them… Any exciting weekend plans? I have no plans other than yoga, which I’m really looking forward to.

Be well,


  1. I just tried to do yoga on Exercise TV, but all of the videos were not so great. I think I may have to just suck it up and pay for a live class!

    I really do love roasted veggies, especially beets! Sadly, however, beets are a no-no on my FODMAPs diet (they do contain fodmaps...). Sad, right?! I miss beets, especially pickled beets.

    By the way, your salad looks amazing! I love the egg on top. Yum.

  2. What a perfect meal! Roasted veggies are my favorite.

  3. AH, this kind of meal is right up my ally.

    Thanks for sharing! My fridge is pretty cleaned out already or I'd be roasting some veggies tonight! Now I have to go shopping!


  4. Yes, I LOVE roasted veggies! I was actually thinking about doing the same thing. I have carrots, parsnips, cauliflower, red onion, potatoes. I was just going to drizzle with olive oil and sea salt and pepper. I love your meal though with the egg on top. YUMMY!

  5. I would have NEVER thought of putting an egg on the salad, but that looks delicious! And it might be a way for me to get in some beets. I'm sold! :)

  6. I recently tried beets and just loved them!!
    I usually put hard boiled eggs on salads put I love the idea of over easy egg.

  7. Oh yum. What a delicious way to empty the crisper!!! LOVE roasted vegetables, especially eggplant and peppers.

  8. What a colorful and wonderful salad. I adore roasted veggies. I think it's a toss-up of which I like the most -- potatoes with a crispy exterior and custardy interior OR Brussels sprouts that get all gloriously caramelized.

  9. Anonymous2/19/2011

    oh yum.....i love roasted how you incorporated them into your salad. i hope you enjoy yoga......we are taking it easy this weekend and hoping for sun :)

  10. Oh, that salad looks amazing! I love all veggies roasted. It's my favourite way to eat them....

  11. Just found your blog, its awesome! I LOVE roasted veggies, hmm so yummy and so healthy!

  12. I make a similar salad with an orange vinaigrette dressing. I love the flavors of beet withs with orange. This looks delicious!

  13. I don't think I ever met a roasted vegetable I didn't like! My favorites include roasted asparagus, brussels sprouts and cauliflower with a caper vinaigrette.

  14. This is my kind of meal! I'm such a fan of colorful plates, and a new convert to roasted beets. My mother used to serve us those horrid canned pickled beets. It's taken me a long time to try them again!


  15. What a delicious looking salad, there's just something about roasting veggies that makes them so tasty.