Roasted Sweet Potato and Cauliflower Salad with Orange Vinaigrette- “A Salad For Each Week” #49


I served this last night at our family’s New Year’s Day dinner. I love Giada’s orange vinaigrette dressing, and I knew it would pair perfectly with the sweet potatoes and cranberries. The dressing has more acidic flavor than oil flavor which I prefer. You can toss in nuts and/or seeds of your choice for a well-balanced combo of carbs, fats, and proteins. Salmon would also be an ideal topper for the flavors in this salad. 

Roasted Sweet Potato and Cauliflower Salad with Orange Vinaigrette 

  • 1 Head of romaine, chopped

  • 6 oz spinach leaves 

  • 2 cups cauliflower, chopped

  • 1 medium sweet potato, diced

  • 1/2 cup celery, diced

  • 1/4 cup onion, diced

  • 1-2 garlic clove, minced

  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries

  • Olive oil

  • Salt and pepper to taste


Giada’s Orange Vinaigrette 

  • 2 oranges, zested

  • 2 small oranges, juiced or 1 large orange, juiced

  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons honey

  • 1 clove garlic, peeled

  • 3/4 teaspoon salt

  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

Place cauliflower, sweet potato, onion, and garlic on a baking sheet. Spray with olive oil and season with a touch of salt and pepper. Place in a pre-heated 350 degree oven for about 20 minutes or until veggies are soft. Remove from oven and allow to cool down. Meanwhile, make the dressing. Place 3 tablespoons of the dressing into the bottom of a large serving bowl, and then add romaine and spinach and toss. Place cooled veggies, celery and cranberries over greens and drizzle with another touch of dressing.  Serves 6-8.


My orange vinaigrette dressed salad on my super fancy paper plate 🙂


Other recipes you will enjoy:

“A Salad For Each Week” Recipes:

  1. Broccoli and White Bean Salad

  2. Asian Purple Cabbage Slaw

  3. Fresh and Minty Cantaloupe and Tomato Salad

  4. Tangy Kale and Sweet Potato Bit Salad

  5. Key Lime Corn and Black Bean Salad

  6. Green Bean, Tomato, and Mozzarella Pesto Salad

  7. “So Long Summer” Salad

  8. Pickle Salsa

  9. Gingery Broccoli and Carrot Salad

  10. Mediterranean Farro Salad

  11. Home Grown Kale and Pumpkin Seed Salad

  12. Roasted Sweet Potato Salad with Warm Chutney Dressing

  13. Cranberry and Orange Quinoa Salad

  14. Southwest Ranch Dressing

  15. Marinated Mushrooms

  16. Fajita Quinoa

  17. Caesared Brussel Sprouts

  18. Fresh Argentinian Salad

  19. The “New Green” Salad

  20. Shrimp, Strawberry, and Feta Salad with Balsamic Chia Dressing

  21. Garden Fresh Tomato and Mozzarella Salad

  22. Cool Zucchini, Carrot, and Radish Salad

  23. Layered Greek Salad

  24. Shredded Brussel Sprout Salad

  25. Ginger Dressed Slaw

  26. Creamy Balsamic, Blueberry and Basil Spinach Salad

  27. Tangy Green Bean Salad

  28. Florida Summer Salad

  29. Avocado and Crab Salad

  30. Bella Salad

  31. Sweet Potato Home Fries

  32. Tomato and Carrot Balsamic Salad

  33. “The Southeast” Summer Salad

  34. Homemade Caesar Salad

  35. Creamy Caesar Salad

  36. Antipasto Pasta Salad

  37. Curried Cauliflower Sauté

  38. French Onion Green Beans

  39. Mason Jar Greek Salad

  40. Thanksgiving Salad

  41. Carrabba’s Creamy Parmesan Salad

  42. Breakfast Salad

  43. Broccoli and “Bacon” Salad

  44. Cucumber Salad

  45. Roasted Beet, Nut and Feta Salad

  46. Butternut Squash and Green Bean Succotash

  47. Grilled Smoky Spanish Salad Seared

  48. Seared Brussels Sprouts and Butternut Squash over Swiss Chard