Roasted Fall Vegetable Salad is a warm, hearty dish that captures the essence of autumn. It combines a variety of seasonal vegetables with a rich, balsamic dressing, perfect for a cozy meal or a festive side dish.


  • 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 2 parsnips, peeled and sliced
  • 2 carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 1 small butternut squash, peeled and cubed
  • 1 red onion, cut into wedges
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 6 cups mixed greens (such as spinach, arugula, and kale)
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, toasted
  • Optional: goat cheese or feta cheese, crumbled
  • For the dressing:
    • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
    • 1/4 cup olive oil
    • 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup
    • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
    • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. On a large baking sheet, toss the sweet potatoes, parsnips, carrots, butternut squash, and red onion with 1/4 cup olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Roast the vegetables in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until tender and slightly caramelized, stirring occasionally.
  4. While the vegetables are roasting, prepare the dressing. In a small bowl, whisk together the balsamic vinegar, olive oil, honey (or maple syrup), and Dijon mustard. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. In a large salad bowl, combine the mixed greens, roasted vegetables, dried cranberries, and toasted walnuts.
  6. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss gently to combine.
  7. If using, sprinkle crumbled goat cheese or feta cheese on top.
  8. Serve the salad warm or at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

  • Calories: 320
  • Fat: 18g
  • Carbohydrates: 38g
  • Protein: 6g

Prep and Cooking Time

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 30 minutes


  • Serves: 4-6

Roasted Fall Vegetable Salad is a celebration of the season’s best produce. It’s not only beautiful to look at but also full of deep, satisfying flavors. The combination of sweet roasted vegetables, tangy dressing, and crunchy nuts makes for a delightful and nutritious meal. Enjoy this comforting salad on its own or as a complement to your favorite autumn dishes!

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