Syrian Roast Vegetable Salad

Syrian Roast Vegetable Salad

Syrian Roast Vegetable Salad

By: Georgia Harding

A beautiful vegetarian dish that showcases Syrian cuisine perfectly … aromatic spices, lemon, honey dressing and garlic yoghurt.



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  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground cardamom
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • 1 eggplant, diced 2cm
  • 1 sweet potato, diced 2cm
  • 2 beetroot, peeled & diced 2cm
  • ½ cauliflower, broken into florets
  • 1 red capsicum, diced 2cm
  • 4 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup pistachio nuts, shells removed
  • 1 bunch mint, leaves picked off the woody stems
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 cup yoghurt
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Sea salt & freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  • Preheat the oven to 180°C (fan-forced).
  • Mix the spices together in a bowl.
  • Toss the eggplant, sweet potato and beetroot in 2 tbsp of olive oil and 2/3 of the spice mixture and sea salt.
  • Place on a large baking or oven tray (in a single layer) and roast for 15 mins.
  • Toss the cauliflower and red capsicum in the remaining spice mix and olive oil. Add to the other veggies along with the pistachio nuts and bake for another 15 mins.
  • Mix the dressing ingredients together.
  • Allow the veggies to cool for 10 mins and toss through the mint and dressing.
  • Mix the yoghurt sauce ingredients together in a small bowl and smear over a serving plate. Top with the vegetable salad and enjoy immediately.


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Georgia Harding

Georgia Harding

Georgia Harding is a naturopath with almost 20 years experience, a mother and a passionate health educator. After many years consulting in a busy practice, lecturing in natural medicine and sharing her knowledge on talkback radio, Georgia decided to reach out and share her passion for holistic health by developing her blog, Well Nourished.
On her website, she shares fad-free health advice and intolerance/allergy-friendly recipes to inspire people to live happy, healthy lives and create delicious food memories.

Georgia’s ebook Rise and Shine: A Well Nourished Breakfast will inspire and guide you to prepare the most important meal of the day in just minutes. Her latest ebook The Well Nourished Lunch Box contains over 50 nut-free, allergy-friendly wholefood sweet and savoury snacks, lunches and meals to inspire you to pack a nourishing lunch box that your kids will love to eat and you will love to make.

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