This winter salad will put you in a great mood! Parsnips, carrots, beets and apple are roasted until golden brown and sweet. They're combined with greens, pomegranate seeds, walnuts, and a simple pomegranate dressing that takes minutes to whip up.

Winter Salad With Apple and Pomegranate [Vegan]






Cooking Time




  • 1 apple peeled and thinly sliced
  • 3 parsnips peeled and cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 4 carrots peeled and cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 2 beets peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped thyme
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper divided
  • 2 tablespoons fresh pomegranate seeds
  • 2 tablespoons chopped toasted walnuts
  • 4 cups greens or spinach (or as much as you want)

For the Dressing:

  • 2 teaspoons pomegranate juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • Pinch salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F and line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Add cut beets to one baking sheet and toss with 1 tablespoon oil, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper (or as much as you'd like). Add to middle rack of oven.
  3. Add carrots, apple, parsnip and thyme to other baking sheet and combine with the remaining tbsp oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper and mix well. Add to lower rack of oven. Roast both vegetable trays until soft - about 25-30 minutes, giving a toss half way through.
  4. Meanwhile in mixing bowl, combine all ingredients for dressing, whisk well and set aside.
  5. When vegetables are done set aside to cool for a few minutes.
  6. To assemble salad: Add one cup of greens to plate, roasted vegetables, walnuts, pomegranate seeds and pour dressing over top.

Nutritional Information

Per Serving: Calories: 288 | Carbs: 34 g | Fat: 17 g | Protein: 4 g | Sodium: 185 mg | Sugar: 18 g Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.