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Roasted Turnip and Asparagus Salad with Warm Vinaigrette

Roasted Asparagus Salad with Crispy Turnips and Warm Ham Vinaigrette

Roasted Turnip and Asparagus Salad with Warm Vinaigrette is a warm and cozy salad with golden brown turnips, nutty asparagus, and a warm vinaigrette with crispy ham. But you can use  bacon, pancetta, or whatever you have in your fridge. If you’ve never roasted turnips before, they just might become a new favorite.
Course Appetizer, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 163kcal
Author Cara Lanz


  • 2 turnips, cubed
  • 1 bunch asparagus
  • ¾ cup ham, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons feta cheese
  • 2 green onions, sliced


  • Turn the oven on broil. Spray two baking sheets with cooking spray.
  • Clean the turnips. The ones I got were covered in paraffin wax, so I just cut off the top and the bottom, so I had a stable base. Then I cut down each side to remove the peel, and gave it a quick rinse to remove any remaining wax pieces. Then I cut it into ½” slices, and cut those slices into ½” cubes.
  • Arrange the turnip cubes on the tray and broil for 15-20 minutes, checking and turning with a spatula every 5 minutes.
  • Prepare the asparagus. Snap the ends off the asparagus and cut them into 1” pieces. Arrange the asparagus on the second baking sheet. Broil for 5-8 minutes or until the asparagus is still firm and bright green and starting to brown.
  • Heat a skillet over medium heat and add 2 tablespoons of oil. Add the ham and cook for about 2 minutes or until the ham is brown.
  • Add the vinegar, honey, and Dijon and stir until it is combined. Let it simmer together for about a minute.
  • Toss the cooked turnips and asparagus with the warm vinaigrette and top with feta and sliced green onions.


Calories: 163kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 433mg | Potassium: 377mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 947IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 93mg | Iron: 3mg