Roasted Vegetable Greek Salad

February 26, 2014

Marinated Artichokes, I'm in. I confessed my love for them in this recipe and apparently I just can't get enough of them. Another thing I'm obsessed with lately-roasting vegetables. Roasting vegetables is a great way to change up your normal vegetable routine and bring out some different flavors.

This is a very versatile salad. Whole wheat tortilini can be used in place of the brown rice, or you can even get crazy with your grains and use quinoa, farro or barley! All great sources of fiber and beneficial nutrients. It's a fairly easy and quick salad to put together and works great as work or school day lunches. Pair it with some pita chips for some added crunch!

Roasted Vegetable Greek Salad
Servings: 4 
1 cup grape tomatoes, cut in half
1/4 cup red onion, chopped
1/4 cup red bell pepper, chopped
2-3 garlic cloves
1 cup brown rice
1/2 cup cannelloni beans
1/2 medium cucumber, chopped
1/4 cup marinated arichokes
1/4 cup olives, sliced
1 Tablespoon scallions
2 Tablespoons feta cheese

1/3 cup Olive Oil
2 Tablespoons Red Wine vinegar
Lemon juice of 1/2 a lemon
Lemon Zest of 1/2 a lemon
Seasonings to taste: garlic salt, dried oregano, dried basil
S + P to taste

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Prepare cherry tomatoes, red bell pepper and red onion. Layer cherry tomatoes, red bell pepper and red onion on a foil lined baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil and seasonings. Roast in oven for 20-30 minutes.
2. Roast garlic. Place garlic in foil, drizzle with olive oil and place in the oven for 20-30 minutes.
3. Cook the whole wheat rice according to package instructions.
5. Prepare the dressing. Whisk together the olive oil, red wine vinegar, lemon juice/lemon zest, seasonings and roasted garlic. 
4. Combine rice, roasted vegetables (cooled), cucumber, marinated artichokes, olives, scallions and feta cheese.
Pour dressing over the salad + serve immediately or refrigerate for later consumption.

• Serving Size: 1 • 385 Calories • 26g of fat • 6g saturated fat • 19g cholesterol • 400mg sodium • 246mg potassium • 35g carbs • 4g fiber • 3g sugar • 9g protein • 

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