Root Vegetable Salad with Maple Cumin Vinaigrette is one of my favorite salads right now. The vinaigrette is sweet and has a little kick from the red pepper flakes. My favorite part is how the cumin adds a little bit of an unexpected flavor. Something you wouldn’t think would pair so nicely with maple syrup. The sweet and spicy vinaigrette pairs perfectly with hearty vegetables and dark leafy greens.
THE INSPIRATION BEHIND THIS RECIPE
We had just returned from a hike and I was in that in-between where I was too cold in the shade and too hot in the sun. My husband and nephew sat down to watch the Green Bay Packers while our niece changed her clothes. I grabbed a cookbook and sat on a bench that was on their tiny porch. Basking in the sun. Surrounded by the gorgeous Telluride Mountains and getting ready to go play corn hole with the neighbor.