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Roasted Root Vegetable Panzanella with Roasted Red Pepper Pomegranate Vinaigrette

Course: Side Dish
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
This hearty panzanella salad gets an autumnal infusion when toasted bread cubes are tossed with roasted root veggies and a pomegranate-red pepper vinaigrette.
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  • 1 loaf crusty whole wheat bread 1 lb.
  • 2 sweet potatoes peeled and cut into 1/2-inch dice
  • 1 large parsnip peeled and cut into 1/2-inch dice
  • 5 medium carrots peeled and cut into 1/2-inch dice
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sumac
  • 1 teaspoon aleppo pepper
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 lb. roasted red peppers
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons pomegranate molasses
  • 1 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar
  • 8 oz. feta crumbled


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Cut the loaf of bread into 1-inch cubes. Arrange on a parchment lined baking sheet in a single layer and roast for 10 minutes, or until crispy and starting to brown. Set aside.
  • Combine the sweet potatoes, parsnip and carrots in a large bowl. Toss with 2 tbsp. of the olive oil, sumac, aleppo pepper, salt and black pepper. Arrange on a parchment-lined baking sheet in a single layer and roast for 30-40 minutes, or until tender.
  • Meanwhile, in the bowl of a food processor, combine the roasted red peppers, 2 tbsp. olive oil, pomegranate molasses and white balsamic vinegar. Puree until smooth. Season with salt to taste.
  • Toss the toasted bread cubes with the roasted root veggies, roasted red pepper dressing and feta. Serve warm or at room temperature.


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