Summer Roasted Vegetable Salad with Smoked Chicken & Blue Cheese

This room temperature salad is both crisp and refreshing, topped with all-natural smoked chicken.

Ingredients:
1 pound mixed summer greens, such as escarole, frisée and Cegolaine baby red butter lettuce, washed
½ pound fingerling potatoes, scrubbed clean and sliced in half
½ Vidalia sweet onion, peeled and sliced into rounds
½ pound Tokyo Market turnips, washed, peeled and quartered
2-3 tablespoons olive oil
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper
2 red radishes, washed and sliced into thin rounds
½ pound smoked chicken, shredded
½ cup Westward blue cheese, crumbled

For dressing:
¾ cup cup olive oil
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
Fresh ground pepper


Method:

1. Preheat oven to 400°. On a sheet pan, tossed potatoes, turnips and sweet onions with 2-3 tablespoons olive oil, seasoning well with salt and pepper. Roast in oven for 20-25 minutes, until vegetables are tender. Remove from oven and allow to cool to room temperature.

2. Meanwhile, whisk together dressing ingredients in a small bowl.

3. To serve, line salad plates with a bed of summer greens, topping each with a helping of cooled vegetables. Then, top with a helping of smoked chicken and a smattering of sliced radish. Drizzle each salad with desired amount of dressing and crumble blue cheese over top. Grind additional pepper over each as desired.

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