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Golden Roasted Vegetable Salad

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 20 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 4 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 8 ingredients

In this salad, the tangy and fresh taste of the minty dressing offsets the sweetness of the roasted beets and squash. To make this even easier to prepare, purchase peeled squash at the supermarket, if...


  • 6 medium (or 4 large) golden beets, peeled and cut into a ½-inch dice
  • 2 small butternut or acorn squash, peeled and cut into a ½-inch dice
  • 2 tablespoons almonds, sliced
  • ½ cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar or maple syrup
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon mint, chopped
  • Olive oil, to toss
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Nutrition Facts


221 cals


8 g

Saturated Fat

1 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

1 g

Monounsaturated Fat

5 g


37 g


10 g


7 g


5 g


886 mg


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Toss the beets and squash in a little olive oil and spread them out in a single layer on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper. Roast them until they are tender and slightly caramelized, about 30-40 minutes, depending on their size.
  3. While the vegetables are roasting, toast the almonds in a heavy frying pan until they are a golden brown. As soon as they are ready, tip them into a bowl to stop the cooking and set aside. Do not let them burn!
  4. For the dressing, heat the sugar, salt, and vinegar in a small saucepan until the sugar has completely melted and the vinegar is reduced a little. Turn off the heat and add the mint. Set aside.
  5. When the vegetables are cooked, put them into a large bowl and mix in the dressing while they are still warm. Leave to sit as long as you can before serving. The longer they marinate in the dressing, the better they will taste.
  6. Pile the vegetables onto a large serving plate, drizzle with a little olive oil and sprinkle with the toasted almonds. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Chef Tips

If the beets come with leaves, don’t throw them away; cook them like spinach and add them to the salad.

Registered Dietitian Approved

Our recipes, articles, and videos are reviewed by our oncology-trained dietitians to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and follows the guidelines set by the Oncology Nutrition for Clinical Practice, 2nd Ed., published by the Oncology Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group, a professional interest group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and the American Institute for Cancer Research and the American Cancer Society