Roasted Vegetable Salad
 
 
Ingredients
For Roasting Veggies:
  • 2 zucchini
  • 2 yellow squash
  • 1 eggplant
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 yellow bell pepper
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 8oz. box baby bella mushrooms
  • handful of grape tomatoes
  • 3-4 garlic cloves, minced
  • A few sprigs of fresh rosemary, oregano and basil (or about a tsp. dried of each)
  • 1 tsp. fennel seeds
  • ⅛ tsp. red pepper flakes
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • Olive Oil to drizzle over veggies (about 2 Tbls.)
For the Salad:
  • Field greens, or your favorite salad greens
  • Roasted veggies
  • Crumbled goat cheese
  • Toasted pine nuts
  • Drizzle of balsamic vinegar, if desired
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees
To make the roasted vegetables:
  1. Cut up zucchini, squash, eggplant, peppers, onion into bite-sized pieces. Depending on size of your mushrooms, just cut them in half, or if especially large, cut in quarters. Place veggies in large roasting pan. Add grape tomatoes (whole), garlic, and herbs/spices. Drizzle olive oil over veggies and toss to mix veggies and coat with oil.
  2. Roast for about 10 minutes then stir to mix them up a bit. Then roast another 10 minutes or so. Be careful not to overcook them. They're better when still a little firm and not mushy.
To assemble the salad:
  1. Place a handful of salad greens on a plate. Spoon on roasted veggies...as much as you want to eat. Top with some crumbled goat cheese, and about a tablespoon of toasted pine nuts. Drizzle a little balsamic vinegar over salad if desired.
I don't use any salad dressing with with salad because the vegetables are full of flavor and moist. If you prefer a little salad dressing, just lightly toss the greens with your favorite vinaigrette before topping with veggies, cheese and pine nuts.

Substitute feta cheese if you'd like.

I also like to save the fresh chopped basil to add after cooking instead of before. I prefer the fresh basil on the salad, but feel free to add it prior to cooking if you want.
Recipe by I'm Bored, Let's Go... at http://www.imbored-letsgo.com/roasted-vegetable-salad/