A warm winter salad of roast vegetables

Warming Winter Salad

Winter salad with roast vegetables

After a chilly and windy Brisbane winter’s day I was looking for inspiration for a dinner to warm us all up. I try not to waste food and hate throwing out food that's gone off at the back of the fridge so I was excited to find a small square of feta cheese tucked away in the fridge that became the inspiration I needed to create my veggie salad. The perfect accompaniment to your choice of roast or some delicious slices of halloumi cheese.

I hope you enjoy this salad as much as we did.

Winter Salad

A warm wholesome salad perfect to accompany your favourite roast


  • 1 head of broccoli
  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • 2-3 carrots
  • 1 cup of frozen peas
  • Feta
  • Chopped parsley to garnish
  • 1 tbsp of extra virgin coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp of lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1-2 cloves of roasted garlic
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat the oven to 180C
  2. Chop broccoli and cauliflower into small florets and carrot into rounds.
  3. Toss the vegetables in coconut oil and spread onto a large oven tray with the cloves of garlic. Cook for 30 minutes or until vegetables are soft with hints of brown on the florets.
  4. While waiting for the vegetables to roast combine the lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper in a small jar.
  5. Gently warm the frozen peas in a saucepan with a small amount of water.
  6. Toss the roasted vegetables and peas into a bowl and mix to combine.
  7. Mash the roasted garlic and add this to your dressing. Shake well.
  8. Sprinkle parsley and feta over the salad and generously dress your salad.