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Antioxidant Packed Roasted Butternut Squash and Kale Salad

Delicious salads do exist! This roasted butternut squash and kale salad features all of the best produce and ingredients for Fall. Fluffy quinoa, tangy pomegranate, crisp pumpkin seeds, and a light and fresh vinaigrette you will drown everything in. Serve this as a side dish for your next party!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Claire Cary

Ingredients
 

Salad:

  • 1 head kale (I suggest curly kale)
  • 3 cups cubed butternut squash
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2/3 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate arils
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds

Dressing:

  • 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp orange juice
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1-2 tbsp honey or maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Black pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. 
  • Cut the ends off the butternut squash. 
  • Use a vegetable peeler to peel the skin off. 
  • Cut the squash in half and remove the seeds. 
  • Cut the the squash widthwise into 1 inch strips and then cut each strip into 1 inch cubes. 
  • Add the cubed squash to a bowl and add the oil, salt, pepper and garlic powder. 
  • Roast on a baking tray lined with parchment paper for 25-35 minutes. 
  • De stem and chop the kale into small pieces (see notes). Add to a colander and massage while running under warm water for about 1-2 minutes. 
  • Add the kale, squash, cooked quinoa, pomegranate, pumpkin seeds and almonds to a large bowl. 
  • Whisk together all of the dressing ingredients and pour on top when ready to serve. 

Notes

Once prepared, this salad will store in the fridge for 5 days. Keep the dressing and the salad separate to prevent it from getting soggy. Only dress the salad when you are ready to serve. 
To chop the kale very finely, I suggest using these kitchen shears. Add the massaged and rinsed kale to a bowl and chop it very small. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1bowl | Calories: 285kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 6.5g | Fat: 15.4g | Fiber: 4.4g | Sugar: 7.2g
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