Simple summer roasted vegetable salad

Sometimes simple is good.

Ring dips and handstand pushups.

Switching car insurance over the phone in less than 2 minutes.

Having a potential new client come to you instead of having to chase them.

A roasted vegetable salad for lunch.

I could eat this for lunch for the rest of the summer and be blissfully happy.

In season roasted tomatoes are quite possibly the best summer taste on this earth. Crispy, candy like beets are a close second.

Throw them on a bed of spinach, top it with feta and sliced basil and I’ll physically hurt you if you try to make me share.

Lunch. Simplified.

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Simple Summer Roasted Vegetable Salad
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Summer, in salad form, simplified.
Recipe type: salad
Serves: 1
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 1 small zucchini, chopped into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 tomato, quartered
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
  • 5 baby carrots, roughly chopped
  • 1 beet, quartered
  • 6 basil leaves, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, plus more for dressing
  • 1 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • juice of ½ a lemon
  • salt & pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and grease a baking sheet.
  2. Toss vegetables with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and vinegar.
  3. Season generously with salt & pepper.
  4. Roast for 25 minutes, tossing occasionally.
  5. Remove from oven and place on top of spinach in a salad bowl.
  6. Top with feta and basil.
  7. Drizzle more olive oil and lemon juice for a simple dressing.
Use any combination of fresh summer vegetables you have on hand.


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  1. 1

    Half salad – half comfort food! =) Dude I could eat this all summer too! and fall. ESPECIALLY FALL! =)

  2. 2

    Mmmm look so fresh, colorful and delicious! Simple is good. In all aspects :)

  3. 3

    YUM. roasting vegetables is my favorite! Love how it brings out the flavors and sweetness :)

  4. 4

    Love the simplicity of it all! I need to roast some beets, it’s been too long!

  5. 5

    When they’re all in season, nothing comes close!

  6. 6

    I love roasted vegtables! This is my favorite time of year because of all the fresh produce. Your dish looks delish and I love that you added feta cheese to it!!

  7. 7

    This looks absolutely wonderful. I think I have most of this stuff on hand too! Score!

  8. 8

    Love roasted veggies! I also love the strips of fresh basil on there – looks so flavorful.

  9. 9

    Oh yes. I’d like a big ol’ plate of that right now please.

  10. 10

    That does look delicious and a perfect option for summer.

  11. 11

    this sounds like only the best thing ever right now…nevermind the fact that i just ate breakfast. i want this now instead :)

  12. 12

    YUM!!! i love roasted vegetables and summertime makes it so easy!

  13. 13

    I want this for lunch!!!

  14. 14

    Aaaah now I see why you suggested roasting the beets! These do look heavenly…I may just have to go this route!

  15. 15

    where are the copulating carrots?

  16. 17

    and if you can do ring dips and handstand push ups…you are seriously scary. In a good way of course. I will make my own salad I promise. :-)

    • 18

      If I tell you I did the ring dips with a band and the handstand pushups with 3 ab mats under my head, I’m pretty sure you wouldn’t be nearly as scared ;)

  17. 19

    haha…well I don’t really know what any of that means (although with some concentration its making sense) but I am still scared! I’m pretty sure that if I went to a Cross Fit I would probably just immediately start crying and want to run away. HA!

  18. 21

    Imo, roasted is quite possibly the best way to eat vegetables, what a pretty summer salad!

  19. 22

    It’s so colorful and pretty. Best of all I love that you added cheese!

  20. 23

    Simple is SO good sometimes. This is stunningly gorgeous. Love it!

  21. 24

    i love the simplicity and health factor of this. i love roasted veggies — something about the flavor and the juices it gives off! delicious looking, Gina :)

  22. 25

    I love simplified lunches. This looks delicious!

  23. 26

    This looks so good! I’m going to make this tonight! Thanks for the recipe and delicious looking photos!!

  24. 27

    Mmmm, looks amazing! You cannot beat roasted veggies :) Simple, but perfect.

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