This fresh and spring like roast veg salad is super tasty and uses seasonal veg – griddled courgette and roast fennel and the crispiest roast potatoes – all on a bed of amazing pea pesto – it’s simple but really delicious, healthy and a gorgeous vibrant green.
I know I’ve been posting lots of fennel recipes recently but I love it’s peppery flavour and when roasted and caramelised it’s just fantastic added to salad, risottos, pastas etc
You can serve this warm or cold/room temperature – I think both work really well. This dish is pretty substantial so it’s great on its own or with some fatbreads, good olive oil, olives and being me I’d probably add some hummus to the mix.
Why I love roast veg salads;
You might have noticed that a lot of my salads are packed with roast veg and I lean towards warm salads rather then leafy greens. As much as I like them and think about creating something leaf based – suddenly I find the roast veg have snuck in.
Swaps and tips
Other delicious roast veg combinations – aubergine, red peppers and roast tomatoes.
The crispy potatoes are so good but they can be swapped for roast cubed sweet potato.
Swap out the basil for more of a classic pea and mint option.
Other ways to use the pea pesto;
On toast – on its own or layer up the flavours. I like; a combination of cashew cheese and the pea pesto, or with some dukka sprinkled on top
Perfect speedy pasta sauce
Dollop onto jacket potatoes
Other recipes you might like;
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