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    Winter Salad with Roasted Vegetables (Gluten-Free)

    Jefferson Adams
    Reviewed and edited by a celiac disease expert.

      Roasted vegetables and radicchio make a winter salad worthy of summer

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    Celiac.com 12/30/2017 - Sometimes you just want a salad. Even in the middle of winter. This recipe relies on widely available winter vegetables to deliver a salad worthy of your deepest yearnings for summer.


    • 8 cups torn lettuce leaves
    • 4 cups of torn radicchio leaves
    • 4 small white turnips, trimmed, roasted, sliced
    • 4 medium golden or red beets, roasted, sliced
    • 1 carrot, peeled and grated
    • 1 large head fennel, roasted, sliced
    • ½ cup olive oil
    • 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
    • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
    • 1 tablespoon honey
    • 1 garlic clove, grated
    • 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh tarragon, plus more for serving
    • ⅓ cup toasted almonds, slivered, or sunflowers seeds
    • ½ cup pomegranate seeds
    • Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper
    • Tangerine, mandarin, or grapefruit wedges, as desired

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    Shake oil, vinegar, mustard, honey, and garlic in a jar to combine.

    Add 2 teaspoons tarragon; season dressing with salt and pepper.

    Toss radicchio, fennel, beets, turnips, and lettuce in a large bowl to combine.

    Drizzle dressing over and toss to coat; season with salt and pepper.

    Toss in carrots, pomegranate seeds, and serve topped with almonds and more tarragon.

    Instead of croutons, serve with your favorite toasted gluten-free bread.

    Serve with citrus wedges, as desired.


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  • About Me

    Jefferson Adams is Celiac.com's senior writer and Digital Content Director. He earned his B.A. and M.F.A. at Arizona State University, and has authored more than 2,500 articles on celiac disease. His coursework includes studies in science, scientific methodology, biology, anatomy, medicine, logic, and advanced research. He previously served as SF Health News Examiner for Examiner.com, and devised health and medical content for Sharecare.com. Jefferson has spoken about celiac disease to the media, including an appearance on the KQED radio show Forum, and is the editor of the book "Cereal Killers" by Scott Adams and Ron Hoggan, Ed.D.

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