Roasted Sweet Potato and Spinach Salad

I have tried a couple of warm salads this year that are really just a mix of warm and cold ingredients and have LOVED them. The combination is perfect and it's so good in this Roasted Sweet Potato and Spinach Salad. The roasted sweet potatoes, onion, homemade croutons and dressing pair so well with the spinach. I couldn't stop eating it.
This would make a great Thanksgiving side and I also think some crumbled bacon and feta would be a perfect addition if you want to add even more wonderful flavor!

Roasted Sweet Potato and Spinach Salad

Adapted from Chelsea's Messy Apron

2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped

1 large, red onion, thinly sliced

2 Tbsp. olive oil

1/2 tsp. kosher salt

1/4 tsp. pepper

1 tsp. Italian seasoning

6 oz. baby spinach, room temperature


4 slices of bread

1 1/2 Tbsp. olive oil

1 1/2 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted

1 tsp. minced garlic


3 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice

1/4 cup + 1 Tbsp. olive oil

1 and 1/2 Tbsp. honey

1/2 Tbsp. Dijon mustard

1 tsp. Italian seasoning

1 tsp. minced garlic

optional toppings: bacon and feta

1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. In a large bowl, toss the sweet potatoes and onion with olive oil. Season with salt, pepper and Italian seasoning. Toss to combine. Spread into an even layer on a baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes, until golden and crisp-tender. Flip once, halfway through the baking time.

2. While the veggies are cooking, tear the bread into bite-sized pieces. Transfer bread to a bowl and add the olive oil, butter and garlic. Using your hands, gently toss the croutons until well coated. Transfer to a skillet and cook over medium heat until golden brown and toasted, stirring often.

3. For the dressing, combine all of the ingredients in a mason jar. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Shake to combine and refrigerate until ready to serve.

4. Add spinach to individual bowls. Place some roasted veggies and croutons on top. Pour some dressing on and enjoy immediately. If desired, add additional toppings like bacon and feta. 


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