Roasted Winter Squash and Baby Kale Salad

Prep Time: 45m | Cook Time: 10m | Total Time: 55m | Serves

If you haven’t tried our Organic Kale, you’re in for a treat. The baby leaves of this super-healthy green make a tender, tasty salad with enough texture to stand up to a lot of ingredients.

Here we’ve combined cubes of roasted winter squash (use butternut, pumpkin or your favorite), dried cranberries, feta cheese and toasted hazelnuts. Then we’ve finished it with a drizzle of our zesty Sicilian Vinaigrette for a delicious salad that’s worthy of celebration!


Ingredients

1 1/2 pounds winter squash (peeled, seeded and cut into 3/4-inch cubes)
2 tablespoons olive oil
  Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon honey
4 ounces Earthbound Farm Organic Kale
1/4 cup chopped Earthbound Farm Organic Italian Parsley
1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
1/3 cup Sicilian Vinaigrette
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese (about 2 oz)
1/3 cup Earthbound Farm Organic Dried Cranberries (about 2.8 oz)
1/4 cup chopped toasted hazelnuts or pecans (about 1 oz)


Directions

Position a rack in the middle of the oven and preheat to 400 degrees F. Spray a rimmed baking sheet with nonstick vegetable oil spray.

Toss the cubes of squash with the olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Transfer the squash to the prepared pan and arrange in a single layer so the pieces don’t touch. Roast for 10 minutes, then turn the squash pieces and continue baking until the squash is tender and slightly caramelized. Drizzle with the honey and let cool.

Place the baby kale, half of the parsley and half of the mint in a large bowl. Add some of the Sicilian Vinaigrette, tossing to coat the greens.

Transfer the greens to a large platter or shallow bowl. Sprinkle the squash, feta, cranberries, nuts and the remaining herbs over the greens. Drizzle with more of the dressing to taste and serve immediately.

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