Roast Vegetable & Walnut Salad dietitian recipe

Thursday, 20 December 2018
Roast Vegetable & Walnut Salad dietitian recipe
This roast vegetable and walnut salad recipe from Deakin university dietitian Laura De Bolfo provides an excellent mix of micro and macro nutrients, vitamins, minerals, healthy fats and protein. It's the perfect meal if you're trying to lose weight for Summer, and if you're not you'll still enjoy it anyway.

How long will it take me to prepare and cook it?

This roast vegetable and walnut salad only takes 10 minutes to prepare and about 60 minutes total to cook. This recipe is enough to serve six people. 

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 60 minutes
Serves: 6

Nutrition per 225 gram Serve:

Energy: 954 kJ Protein: 9.3 g Fat: 14.3 g Saturated fat: 3.1 g Carbohydrate: 12.6 g Sodium: 613 mg


  • ½ butternut pumpkin, peeled and cut into 2 cm cubes
  • 1 medium beetroot, washed, trimmed & cut into wedges
  • 3 medium red onions, cut into quarters
  • 1 red capsicum
  • 2 medium zucchinis
  • 2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp salt & 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 lemon
  • 6-7 walnuts, shelled
  • ½ bunch parsley
  • 100 grams fat reduced feta cheese
  • 2 cups rocket (you can substitute the rocket for baby spinach leaves)
  • Optional to add sweetness: a handful of cranberries

Roast vegetabe and walnut salad recipe


1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
2. Place pumpkin, beetroot and red onion in a tray, and coat with 1 tbsp oil, salt and pepper. Roast for 1 hour or until vegetables are soft. Add zucchini and capsicum and roast for last 30 minutes.
3. Lightly toast walnuts in a hot dry pan.
4. Assemble roast vegetables, walnuts, salad ingredients and feta into a large bowl.
5. Drizzle 1 tbsp of olive oil and the juice of lemon over the top.

Healthy tip

Extra virgin olive oil is full of flavour and high in healthy fats and antioxidants. It is a much better dressing choice than store bought dressings which are often high in sugar, salt and fat.

If you enjoyed this recipe try some of our other dietitian approved recipes here.

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