Roasted root and rocket salad with honey mustard dressing

Roasted root and rocket salad with honey mustard dressing

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The Medicinal Chef: Healthy Every Day
Serves
1
Photographer
Martin Poole

This is great for taking to work on Monday morning if you’ve got leftover vegetables from your Sunday roast. The sweet roots with the peppery rocket are divine.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
1 small parsnip
1 carrot
1/2 sweet potato
1 tablespoon olive oil, plus extra for drizzling
2 teaspoons runny honey
1 large handful fresh rocket
1 heaped teaspoon wholegrain mustard
small handful nuts, such as walnuts or pecans
25g blue cheese, such as Stilton (optional)
sea salt
black pepper

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C. Cut the parsnip, carrot and sweet potato lengthways into thin batons. Place them on a roasting tray, drizzle with olive oil, season with salt and pepper and roast for about 30 minutes, or until they are soft and beginning to brown at the edges.
  2. Make a dressing by blending the honey, mustard and olive oil, and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Remove the vegetables and allow them to cool. Mix them with the rocket leaves and toss with the dressing. Scatter over the nuts and crumble over the blue cheese, if using, and serve.
  4. If you’re taking it in a lunchbox, pack the vegetables, nuts and cheese at the bottom and add a layer of leaves on top. Take the dressing separately and mix together just before eating.

Good for:

  • Immune health; digestive health and healthy gut flora

Star ingredient:

  • Root vegetables’ sweetness comes from oligosaccharides, which act as fuel for the good bacteria in our gut, stimulating their growth and replication. Bacteria regulate many aspects of digestion, from processing nutrients and breaking down food, to immunological function.
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