The truth is, you can never go wrong with a roasted vegetable side dish, and this recipe is no exception thanks to vibrant beets, rainbow carrots, parsnips, and fennel. But this dish gets extra magic from a punchy poppy seed dressing that coats the colorful mixture of crisp-tender seasonal vegetables. While the veggies roast, mix up the dressing using a base of lemon, garlic, tahini, and olive oil. Flecked with parsley and studded with poppy seeds, it will brighten the entire dish and add a pop of flavor to your meal. Pro tip: Arrange vegetables in an even layer before roasting to ensure they pick up color and don't steam instead.
These tiny seeds bring crunch to baked goods and salad dressings, and they also contain healthy fats, magnesium, and a hefty hit of calcium. Since you likely won't eat them by the tablespoon, find creative ways to add them to your diet, such as by topping oatmeal or yogurt.