Roasted Butternut Squash Kale Salad
Lunch & Dinner • 8m 38s
SERVING SIZE: 4
TIME: 40 minutes
4 cups Butternut Squash (diced into cubes)
2 Tbsps Extra Virgin Olive Oil (divided)
3/4 cup Quinoa (uncooked)
1 1/4 cups Water
8 cups Kale Leaves (finely chopped)
1Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
Sea Salt & Black Pepper (to taste)
1/2 cup Pumpkin Seeds
1/2 cup Dried Unsweetened Cranberries
Preheat oven to 420oF (216oC) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Toss the butternut squash in half the olive oil and spread across the sheet. Bake in the oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until lightly browned.
Combine the quinoa and water in a sauce pan. Place over high heat and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to a simmer. Cover with a lid and let simmer for 12 to 15 minutes, or until all water is absorbed. Fluff with a fork and set aside.
Heat remaining olive oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Add kale and saute until wilted (about 3 to 5 minutes). Turn off the heat.
Add the quinoa, roasted butternut squash and balsamic vinegar to the skillet then toss until well mixed. Season with sea salt and black pepper to taste.
Divide into bowls and top with pumpkin seeds and dried cranberries. Enjoy!
No Butternut Squash: Use sweet potato, carrots, or beets instead.
Save Time: Use frozen bagged butternut squash
Leftovers: Keeps well in fridge up to 3-4 days
Extra Flavor: Toss the butternut squash in cinnamon before roasting.
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