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Good morning! Did you enjoy your weekend? Are you ready for Halloween? I have a ton of candy for the trick or treaters’ here at home and a bunch more for trunk or treat at my yoga studio. Thankfully none of has been tempting me…yet.
If you are looking for a healthy salad to make before you dive into the candy bowl this easy roasted acorn salad it perfect and easy. All you do is roast the acorn squash, the seeds, and a sweet potato then add some cranberries (and cheese if you like) and you have a delicious meal. You could add a little chicken too if you want some protein.
Roasted Acorn Squash Salad
1 Acorn squash
1 medium sweet potato
1/3-1/2 cup of dried cranberries
1/3-1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese or goat cheese
1/2 shallot thinly sliced
6 cup of washed salad greens
Roasted seeds from above acorn squash
Preheat oven to 375. Cut acorn squash in half and scoop out the seeds into a bowl. Then cut each half of squash into slices, place on a baking sheet. Brush each side with olive oil, sprinkle with pepper and a little salt.
Wash sweet potato and cut into little chunks, place onto the pan with the acorn squash, drizzle with olive oil.
On a separate pan, place the acorn squash seeds that you have washed, dried and removed the pulp from. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt. If you do not want to roast the seeds add toasted pecans to the salad instead.
Bake for 15-20 minutes or until squash is soft, the sweet potatoes should be finished at the same time. Remove from oven and set aside. Watch the seeds, so that they do not burn, stir them occasionally, especially the ones from the edges of the pan.
Let the squash, sweet potatoes and seeds cool a little. Once cooled add the lettuce greens to a platter, add the squash, sweet potato, shallots and cranberries. Sprinkle with seeds and some cheese if using.
Top with your favorite dressing. I used a maple vinaigrette.
Here is the recipe for that.
Maple Dijon Vinaigrette
Recipe House of Yum
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 Tablespoon maple syrup
11/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
salt and pepper to taste
Place all ingredients in a jar and shake until combined.
Do you have a favorite Fall salad? If so please share your recipe.
Have a great day!
Linking to: Imparting Grace