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Roasted Carrot and Romanesco Salad with Beet Hummus!

This salad has a little bit of everything: peppery arugula greens tossed with roasted carrots and Romanesco, Israeli couscous (pearl pasta), pistachios and is served with a side of bright pink roasted beet hummus and pita! Such a healthful, colorful, vegetarian meal.


Course Salad
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword easy dinner recipe, easy lunch recipe, light recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4 servings
Author Linda Spiker


Salad Ingredients:

  • Beet hummus see link in blog post for recipe
  • 6 carrots peeled, thinly sliced and roasted
  • 1 head Romanesco broken into florets and roasted
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil approx
  • 2/3 cup Israeli couscous cooked to package instructions
  • 5 oz baby arugula or baby spring mix
  • 1/3 cups roasted salted pistachios
  • 4 slices pita bread

The Dressing:

  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 a small clove garlic minced
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste


Prepare hummus ahead of time

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and place oven rack in upper third of oven
  2. Prepare carrots, place on parchment covered rimmed cookie sheet
  3. Drizzle lightly with olive oil, toss
  4. Sprinkle with sea salt and pepper to taste, toss again, place in oven for 10 minutes
  5. Prep Romanesco, drizzle lightly with olive oil, season with sea salt, pepper and toss
  6. After carrots have cooked for 10 minutes add romanesco to pan and roast for 20-25 more minutes or until Romanesco and carrots are slightly browned

While vegetables cook, make dressing, cook couscous, plate salad and prep pita:

  1. Place a pot of boiling water on stove and cook couscous to package instructions
  2. Whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, sea salt and pepper set aside
  3. Cut pita into triangles
  4. Place lettuce on platter, add nuts, cooked couscous and roasted veggies, dress with lemon vinaigrette and toss
  5. Place individual portions on to plates, add hummus and pita bread to each plate. Enjoy!