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The ForestFoods Hearty Roasted Salad

Roasted Purple Vegetable Salad with Beetroot and Aubergine

This salad is perfect as a main dish or can be served as a side. It’s packed with nutrients, and the roasting brings out the natural sweetness and depth of the vegetables, making it a delightful and hearty meal.


  • 1 ForestFoods red baby cabbage, chopped into wedges

  • 2 ForestFoods finger chilies, finely sliced

  • 1 bunch ForestFoods purple kale, roughly chopped

  • 1 bunch ForestFoods coriander, chopped

  • 1 bunch ForestFoods water spinach, chopped

  • 2 ForestFoods spring onions, sliced

  • 1 ForestFoods beetroot tuber, cut into wedges

  • 1 ForestFoods aubergine, cut into thick slices

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon honey or maple syrup

  • 1 tablespoon mustard

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • Seeds or nuts for crunch (e.g., pumpkin seeds, walnuts)


  1. Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).

  2. Prepare the Vegetables: Wash all your vegetables. Cut the beetroot and aubergine into wedges and thick slices, respectively. Chop the red baby cabbage into wedges. Place all these on a baking sheet.

  3. Season and Roast: Drizzle the vegetables with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat evenly. Roast in the preheated oven for about 25-30 minutes or until tender and slightly caramelized.

  4. Make the Dressing: While the vegetables are roasting, whisk together balsamic vinegar, honey or maple syrup, mustard, minced garlic, and a bit more olive oil to create your dressing.

  5. Prepare Greens and Herbs: Roughly chop the purple kale, water spinach, coriander, and slice the spring onions and finger chilies.

  6. Combine the Salad: In a large bowl, mix the roasted vegetables with the fresh greens, herbs, and finger chilies. Pour over the dressing and toss everything to combine well.

  7. Serve: Garnish with your choice of seeds or nuts for an added crunch. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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