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.
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.