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Roast Vegetable Salad with Creamy Cashew Dressing

This Roast Vegetable Salad has a lovely mix of roasted Brussels sprouts and butternut squash and it goes perfectly with the homemade creamy cashew dressing.

Best of all, this is a 30 minute meal!

Roasting vegetables in the oven brings out their natural sweetness and this makes them a perfect addition to salads. Bowl of alad with nuts in a collage with words reading roast vegetable salad - creamy cashew dressing - dairy free, gluten free.

For another healthy salad, check out my antipasto salad with home made red wine vinaigrette. It is full of bold flavors.

I love cooking with fresh vegetables. They add so much color and texture to dishes and are heart healthy and so fresh tasting

This amazing salad is a lovely mixture of layers of baby spinach, Brussels sprouts, squash and dried blueberries. Edamame beans add some fiber rich protein that keeps you full for hours.

You know the saying “we eat with our eyes first?” Well, this salad is a visual feast!sprouts, squash and blueberries with a sharp knife.

The dressing is creamy and nutty. It is a fabulous blend of ground cashews, maple syrup, apple cider vinegar and protein nut milk.

Time to make this Roast Vegetable Salad with the Creamy Cashew Dressing.

I have lots of fresh herbs growing on my deck right now, so this bunch of thyme will be great to add seasoning to the veggies.Fresh thyme on a marble counter.

I cut the squash into small dice sized cubes, and sliced the Brussels sprouts into 1/4″ slices so they would both cook evenly.Sliced Brussels sprouts and cubed squash.

This salad is quick to make.  Start by lining a baking sheet with parchment paper and lightly coating it with coconut oil spray.

Add the sliced Brussels Sprouts and butternut squash and cook them in a preheated 375º oven for about 25 minutes, turning halfway through the cooking time.Roasted Brussels Sprouts and squash in a collage.

While the vegetables are cooking, you can assemble the salad and make the dressing.  This recipe makes two really large salads.

Divide the baby spinach into two large serving bowls and add the dried blueberries, raw almonds and shelled edamame beans.

I used the frozen ones that cook in the microwave for about 3 minutes. Set the bowls aside while you make the dressing and wait for the veggies to cook.

To make the dressing, place the raw cashews in warm water and let them sit for 15 minutes.  Then, add the Protein Nutmilk, Dijon mustard, maple syrup, apple cider vinegar, sea salt and cracked black pepper.

Drain the cashews and add them to the blender and combine well until you have a creamy and smooth consistency.

If the dressing is too thick, just add a bit more nutmilk. I liked the taste of it so much, I made a big batch to have later!Creamy cashew dressing in a mason jar with cashews.

Layer the roasted vegetables over the prepared salad and drizzle with the salad dressing for a tasty and hearty salad that is both dairy free and gluten free. Tasty roast vegetable salad with a pink napkin, fork, blueberries and nuts.

Every bite of this amazing roast vegetable salad is jam packed with nutritious, tasty goodness.  The dressing has a nutty and slightly sweet flavor that goes so well with the natural sweetness from the roasted veggies.Bowl of roast vegetable salad with fork and nuts.

I am seriously in love with this dressing!  Using the nutmilk gives you a natural creaminess with a subtle nutty flavor.  It is easy to blend and rivals any of the retail creamy dressings that I have tried. You will love it! Hearty roast vegetable salad in a red bowl with a fork, pink napkin, blueberries and nuts.

I love how fresh and filling this salad looks. Who says that looking after your diet has to be boring?
Roast vegetable salad with creamy cashew dressing with nuts, blueberries and fork on a pink napkin.

Who’s ready for lunch?
roast vegetable salad in a red bowl with a fork, pink napking and nuts.

Yield: 2

Roast Vegetable Salad with Creamy Dressing

Hearty roast vegetable salad

This Roast Vegetable Salad has a lovely mix of roasted Brussels sprouts and butternut squash and it goes perfectly with the homemade creamy cashew dressing.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

Salad

  • 1 cup butternut squash, cut into small chunks
  • 1 cup thinly sliced Brussels sprouts, with outer leaves removed
  • Coconut oil spray
  • Sea salt & cracked black pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup dried blueberries
  • 1/4 cup edamame beans
  • 4 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 1/4 cup raw almonds

Dressing

  • 1/4 cup raw cashews, soaked in warm water for 15 minutes
  • 1/4 cup protein nut milk - (2 gr sugar)
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 1/2 tsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
  • Pinch of cracked black pepper
  • Pinch of ground turmeric

Instructions

Salad

  1. Preheat oven to 375 º F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  2. Spray a thin layer of coconut oil cooking spray on the paper, then spread the sliced squash and Brussels sprouts in a single layer on the parchment paper.
  3. Spray the vegetables with another light coat of coconut oil spray and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Place in oven for 12 minutes, then turn the vegetables and roast for another 13 minutes, or until the vegetables are browning slightly.
  5. Place the spinach in a large serving bowl and add the almonds and edamame beans.
  6. Layer over the roasted vegetables, and drizzle with the home made dressing.

Dressing

  1. Drain the cashews and place all dressing ingredients in a blender;.
  2. Puree until the mixture is very smooth.
  3. If the mixture is too thick, add more nut milk.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 275

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