Tuesday, February 28, 2012

80--- Roasted Greens Salad with Balsamic Drizzle

This warm salad is perfect for your winter night.  Chock full of high folate and high antioxidant ingredients, you may actually feel yourself getting healthier as you eat it.  And you will enjoy every bite.

Roasting vegetables brings out their natural sweetness.  Try it with ANY vegetable to make it delicious (or just plain tolerable in some cases).

Roasted Greens Salad with Balsamic Drizzle
Serves 6

2 heads broccoli, crowns cut into 2" chunks and stem discarded
3 cups kale leaves, chopped into 3-4" pieces, stems discarded
1 lb small/medium Brussels sprouts, stemmed and halved
2 Tbsp olive oil
1/4 tsp seasoning salt
1/2 tsp fresh ground black pepper

1 shallot, sliced
1/2 tsp olive oil
3/4 cup balsamic vinegar
2 tsp dijon mustard
1 tsp honey

For greens, preheat oven to 400 degrees.  In a large bowl toss prepared greens with olive oil, seasoning salt, and pepper.  Transfer mixture onto a large baking sheet and spread evenly, placing kale leaves toward the center of the sheet.  Place sheet on middle rack of oven and bake for 20-25 minutes, checking and flipping vegetables every 8-10 minutes to ensure kale does not burn.  When Brussels sprouts are soft, remove from oven.

For drizzle, add olive oil to a small saucepan and heat over medium-high heat.  Add shallot and saute until softened.  Add balsamic vinegar and whisk in mustard and honey.  Heat to a low boil for 8-10 minutes, until mixture has reduced to coat the back of a spoon.  Remove from heat.

To serve, place roasted greens in a large serving bowl and drizzle with balsamic mixture.

Nutrition Info per 1 cup vegetables with drizzle: 148 calories, 6.5 g fat, 5 g protein, 16 g carbohydrates, 4 g fiber


  1. I made this tonight. We LOVED it. Never knew veggies could taste so good! I could eat the balsamic glaze out of the pan it was so good. The kale was crispy and delicious.We love roasted vegetables, but this was a new grouping. I had no seasoned salt, so used salt and pepper. Thanks for a great healthy vegetable!

  2. I tried this just now and this is delicious!!!! Perfect way to dress up vegetables!