Roasted Vegetable & Spinach Salad with Pepitas & Brown Butter Vinaigrette

Roasted Vegetable & Spinach Salad

with Pepitas & Brown Butter Vinaigrette

25 MIN
$10.99 Serves 2-4
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This colorful salad combines a duo of roasted sweet potatoes and onion with fresh spinach, tangy pickled peppers, toasted pepitas, and a rich, nutty brown butter-dijon vinaigrette.
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Roasted Vegetable & Spinach Salad with Pepitas & Brown Butter Vinaigrette
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  • 1 lb Sweet Potatoes
  • 1 Red Onion
  • 3 oz Baby Spinach
  • 2 Tbsps Raw Pepitas
  • 1 oz Salted Butter
  • 1 Tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • 2 tsps Honey
  • 1 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • ½ oz Sweety Drop Peppers
  • 1 oz Balsamic-Marinated Cipolline Onions
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Prepare the ingredients
1 Prepare the ingredients

Remove the honey from the refrigerator to bring to room temperature. Place an oven rack in the center of the oven, then preheat to 450°F. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Halve the sweet potatoes lengthwise, then cut crosswise into 1/4-inch pieces. Halve and peel the red onion; cut into 1-inch-wide wedges, keeping the layers intact. Roughly chop the cipolline onions.

Roast the vegetables
2 Roast the vegetables

Place the sweet potato pieces and onion wedges on a sheet pan. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat and arrange in an even layer. Roast 18 to 20 minutes, or until the vegetables are browned and tender when pierced with a fork. Remove from the oven.

Toast the pepitas
3 Toast the pepitas

Meanwhile, in a medium pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the pepitas; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring constantly, 1 to 3 minutes, or until toasted (be careful, as the pepitas may pop as they cook). Transfer to a bowl and immediately season with salt. Wipe out the pan.

Make the brown butter vinaigrette & serve your dish
4 Make the brown butter vinaigrette & serve your dish

In the same pan, heat the butter on medium until melted. Once melted, cook, stirring constantly, 2 to 3 minutes, or until the foam subsides and the butter is fragrant (it should smell nutty and toasted). Transfer to a large bowl. Carefully whisk in the mustard, honey (kneading the packet before opening), and vinegar. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Add the roasted vegetables, spinach, peppers, and chopped cipolline onions to the bowl of dressing. Toss to coat. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Serve the salad garnished with the toasted pepitas. Enjoy!

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Prepare the ingredients
1 Prepare the ingredients

Remove the honey from the refrigerator to bring to room temperature. Place an oven rack in the center of the oven, then preheat to 450°F. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Halve the sweet potatoes lengthwise, then cut crosswise into 1/4-inch pieces. Halve and peel the red onion; cut into 1-inch-wide wedges, keeping the layers intact. Roughly chop the cipolline onions.

2 Roast the vegetables

Place the sweet potato pieces and onion wedges on a sheet pan. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat and arrange in an even layer. Roast 18 to 20 minutes, or until the vegetables are browned and tender when pierced with a fork. Remove from the oven.

Roast the vegetables
Toast the pepitas
3 Toast the pepitas

Meanwhile, in a medium pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the pepitas; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring constantly, 1 to 3 minutes, or until toasted (be careful, as the pepitas may pop as they cook). Transfer to a bowl and immediately season with salt. Wipe out the pan.

4 Make the brown butter vinaigrette & serve your dish

In the same pan, heat the butter on medium until melted. Once melted, cook, stirring constantly, 2 to 3 minutes, or until the foam subsides and the butter is fragrant (it should smell nutty and toasted). Transfer to a large bowl. Carefully whisk in the mustard, honey (kneading the packet before opening), and vinegar. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Add the roasted vegetables, spinach, peppers, and chopped cipolline onions to the bowl of dressing. Toss to coat. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Serve the salad garnished with the toasted pepitas. Enjoy!

Make the brown butter vinaigrette & serve your dish
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