Roasted Butternut Squash & Pear Salad

Doreen Fish

By
@dfish

This is an awesome salad !! The butternut squash gives this a very unique taste and it's a great company dish!!
Hubby and I had this tonight with my Tasty Rice and chops....delicious!!


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Serves:

6

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Ingredients

1/2 c
pecans , coarsely chopped
2 Tbsp
butter, unsalted, melted
1/2 tsp
ancho chili powder
3 c
peeled , diced butternut squash
1/3 c
plus 2 tablespoons olive oil
salt
1/4 c
very thinly sliced shallots
3 Tbsp
balsamic vinegar
1 Tbsp
dijon mustard
2 Tbsp
light brown sugar
6 c
packed mixed salad greens
1 small
ripe pear, cored , halved and thinly sliced

Directions Step-By-Step

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Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Mix nuts with the butter and sprinkle with the chili powder. Bake until toasted about 5 mins.
Set aside to cool.
Put the cut up squash in a heavy duty pan, drizzle 2 tbsps of olive oil over top and toss. Sprinkle with 3/4 tsp salt. Roast until browned about 20 mins.
Flip and continue roasting approx 15 mins or until squash is tender and nicely browned. Set aside to cool.
Combine the vinegar, mustard, brown sugar, and 1/4 tsp salt. Whisk together then slowly add the 1/3 cup olive oil. Whisk vigorously.
Combine the salad grrens with the shallots ina large bowl. Sprinkle with 1/2 tsp salt. Drizzle just enough of the dressing over the salad to coat lightly and toss.
Divide the greens among 6 plates and scatter the pecans, squash and pears over greens drizzle with more dressing and serve...so delicious.....!!
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* I added pomegranate seeds to mine as we love them!!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Salads
Other Tag: Healthy