Spicy Salad with Roasted Veggies


Escarole is a good choice for hot and hearty salads. The greens wilt only slightly and have a mildly bitter flavor that comes through the spice.

Spicy Salad with Roasted Veggies
Photo: Carson Downing
Hands On Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


Suya Spice Blend:

  • 2 tablespoon powdered peanut butter

  • 2 tablespoon ground ginger

  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika

  • 1 tablespoon onion powder

  • 1 tablespoon granulated garlic or 1 1/2 tsp. garlic powder

  • 2 cubes chicken bouillon, crushed

  • 2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 3 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon minced shallot

  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger

  • 1 teaspoon honey

  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard

  • 7 tablespoon olive oil

  • 8 ounce carrots, peeled and cut into 1 1/2-inch lengths

  • 8 ounce sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks

  • 8 ounce delicata squash, seeded and cut into 1-inch chunks

  • 3 cup torn fresh escarole or spinach

  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced

  • Chopped peanuts (optional)


  1. For suya spice mix: In a small bowl combine powdered peanut butter, ground ginger, paprika, onion powder, granulated garlic, bouillon, cayenne, and kosher salt. (Spice mix can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature up to 3 months.)

  2. For vinaigrette: In another small bowl whisk together lemon juice, shallot, grated ginger, 1 tsp. spice mix, the honey, and mustard. Let stand 15 minutes. Whisk in 5 Tbsp. of the olive oil until emulsified.

  3. Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a shallow baking pan with foil. In a large bowl toss carrots, sweet potato, and squash with remaining 2 Tbsp. olive oil to coat. Add 3 Tbsp. of the spice mix; toss again. Arrange vegetables in an even layer in prepared pan. Roast 25 minutes or until browned and tender. Let cool slightly, then drizzle with 2 Tbsp. of the vinaigrette; toss to coat.

  4. Serve vegetables over escarole and scallions with remaining dressing. If you like, sprinkle with peanuts and additional spice mix. Makes 4 servings.


Powdered peanut butter is our shortcut for the ground peanuts traditionally found in suya. Look for it next to regular peanut butter at your grocery store.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

322 Calories
25g Fat
28g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 322
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Sodium 242mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 15.3mg 77%
Calcium 83mg 6%
Iron 1.5mg 8%
Potassium 743mg 16%
Folate, total 78.5mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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