Vegetable Salad with Cheese Bites

This delicious recipe is perfect for any season — serve warm or cold! This recipe was shared with us from a foodie friend in NZ.

Recipe shared by @ashley_pellizzaro

Ingredients

20-25 minutes


Salad:
2 cups mixed leaves
¼ cauliflower, chopped and roasted in olive oil
½ sweet potato, chopped into cubes and roasted in olive oil
½ zucchini, chopped into cubes and roasted in olive oil
½ cup mushrooms, sauteed
1 cup green beans, chopped in half and sauteed
¼ cup shaved parmesan
½ cup Charlie’s Mini Cheese Bites Three Cheese
Optional protein can be added to salad **


Dressing:
1 cup fresh basil
1 TBSP dijon mustard
1 TSP lemon zest
3 TBSP olive oil
1 TBSP balsamic vinegar
2 TBSP lemon juice
Salt and pepper to taste

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC and line an oven baking tray with non-stick baking paper.
  2. Prepare your cauliflower, sweet potato and zucchini by chopping them ready for roasting.
  3. Place vegetables on a baking tray, drizzle with olive oil and place in the oven for 25-30 minutes or until golden.
  4. On the stove on medium heat, drizzle olive oil into a medium pan and once heated, add in the mushrooms. Cook stirring until they halve in size, and then add the green beans to the pan cooking for 5 minutes or until vegetables are sautéed.
  5. Whilst vegetables are finishing roasting, prepare the dressing by blitzing it all together until smooth.
  6. Prepare mixed leaves by rinsing them, and then place into two bowls.
  7. Once vegetables are roasted, top leaves with the assortment of roasted and sautéed vegetables.
  8. Drizzle dressing on salad and top with crushed Charlie’s Mini Cheese Bites and optional protein if desired.
  9. Serve and enjoy!
 

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