Roasted Winter Squash Salad

What you’ll need…

1 small acorn squash (guts removed, 1″ cubed)

3 cups salad greens (I used snap pea vine leaves that I found at the grocery store, but spring mix or baby kale would be great too!)

1/2 red onion (thinly sliced)

1 TBSP capers

1 TBSP lemon zest

1/4 cup greek yogurt

1 TBSP olive oil

2 TSP lemon juice

2 TSP ground black pepper

1 TSP cane sugar

1 TSP salt

Since I ate a bit too much over the Thanksgiving long weekend and have had an increased candy consumption lately due to Halloween, I think it’s high time for a salad recipe! Sometimes it’s nice to have squash in a form that is not soup. This squash salad is definitely filling and the yogurt-based dressing adds a nice freshness. I mean, really, who doesn’t love Greek yogurt these days? Toss in some feta or top with grilled halloumi cheese and you’ll be loving life.

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Place the cubed squash (I left the skin on, it’s ok to eat!) in a large baking dish, drizzle with olive oil and roast in the oven until fork tender, about 35 minutes. Set aside to let cool for a few minutes.

In a large bowl, combine roast squash, greens, red onion, capers and zest. Whisk together yogurt and remaining ingredients in a small bowl, then pour over salad. Toss with tongs or by hand until evenly coated. Season lightly with salt and pepper if needed. Enjoy!

Serves 4-5

Total cook time…40 min

2 Comments to “Roasted Winter Squash Salad”

  • Sarah November 5, 2012 at 11:55 pm

    finally now I know what I want for lunch tomorrow!!

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    [...] An easy meal prep for the week is to roast a bunch of vegetables one night. Zucchinis, beets, different types of squash, onion, potato — anything goes! Try coating them lightly in olive oil, sprinkling with garlic powder, salt and pepper and roasting for 45 minutes at 400°F. Make sure the veggies are cut to a similar size and turn them after 20 minutes. Try Dan’s recipe for Roasted Winter Squash Salad. [...]

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