Rutabaga Salad Recipe -
Rutabaga Salad Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Rutabaga Salad

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"Combine couscous, rutabaga, and nutritional yeast, then pour on a dressing. You have an interesting combination of flavors! This makes a great vegetarian meal! This is a basic recipe. More herbs or extra vegetables may be added for color and flavor."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    35 mins


  1. Place a steamer insert into a saucepan and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer; bring to a boil. Add the rutabaga and steam until just tender, about 10 minutes.
  2. Bring 2 cups water and 1 tablespoon vegetable oil to a boil in a saucepan. Remove from the heat and stir in the couscous. Cover and let stand until the water is absorbed, about 14 minutes; fluff with a fork.
  3. Whisk nutritional yeast, 1/4 cup vegetable oil, apple cider vinegar, honey, Italian seasoning, oregano, dill, black pepper, and cayenne pepper in a large bowl.
  4. Stir couscous and rutabaga into the nutritional yeast dressing. Season with salt.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 20, 2012

Definitely a keeper--- love the yeast flavor in the dressing---and so nutritional. Thanks for such a unique and delicious recipe!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 27, 2013

I hadn't ever used rutabaga and had never even heard of nutritional yeast, so I tried this. It was OK, but just didn't float my boat. I tried it warm and I also tried it cold after the flavors had melded. Just "OK".


11 Ratings

May 13, 2012

I love this stuff!

Jan 09, 2013

This recipe is surprisingly tasty! The dressing is full of flavor. I added some fresh, chopped parsley for color as I agree with one of the other reviewers, without it, it just doesn't look that appetizing.

Jan 01, 2013

Very, very good! And, a great way to use that one last rutabaga from our CSA share. Substituted (sorry) ground pine nuts for the nutritional yeast because I didn't have any (heck, I never even heard of it!) which added a nice creamy element to the dressing. I also used tri-color couscous and added some shredded carrots for color because otherwise the dish is not very appealing. :)

Jun 03, 2012

What a fun way to use Rutabaga! I love the dressing, very very fresh tasting. I added some dried cranberries for color and a bit of a zing.

Feb 15, 2013

Interestingly enough, this was delicious. I needed something to use up the GIANT rutabaga I bought to make soup and coincidentally had just bought some nutritional yeast. This was a great find! I was very skeptical when I made it, but it's good! I think it's best cold for lunches. I took the suggestions others made and added raisins, some parsely and a few carrot shreds.


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  • Calories
  • 330 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 44.2 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 12.3 g
  • 19%
  • Fiber
  • 6.7 g
  • 27%
  • Protein
  • 11.7 g
  • 23%
  • Sodium
  • 89 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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