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Roasted Acorn Squash Salad

    Roasting acorn squash results of a creamy, tender and sweet addition to baby greens.

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    I’ve said it once, I’ll probably say it 20 more times: I heart Fall. I love the feel of it, I love the look of it and I love the taste of it. During a recent visit to my local farmer’s market, I stumbled across the most beautiful hard squashes in every color of the rainbow. From yellow and green striped delicata to vibrant orange pumpkins, Fall is most definitely in the air and I am pretty thrilled about it!

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    Need a little inspiration for these beauties? Here are a few of my favorite recipes using Winter squash:

    Bursting with vitamins, nutrients and fiber – hard squash is a real bang for your nutritional buck. In fact, you could eat an entire acorn squash for less than 250 calories. Not that I would know………………. (Whoopsies!)

    Your fork is waiting.

    Roasted Acorn Squash Salad

    Roasted Acorn Squash Salad

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    Roasting acorn squash results of a creamy, tender and sweet addition to baby greens.
    PREP: 10 mins
    COOK: 30 mins
    TOTAL: 40 mins
    Servings: 4

    Ingredients
     

    • 1 in acorn squash (seeded and cut 1 in pieces skin-on)
    • 1 tbs extra virgin olive oil
    • ½ tsp salt
    • ¼ tsp pepper
    • 1 c cherry tomatoes (sliced)
    • 8 c lettuce or mixed greens of choice
    • 8 tbs roasted garlic vinaigrette (optional or simply olive oil oil and lemon)
    • 2 tbs parmesan cheese (freshly grated)

    Instructions
     

    • Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees and spray a foil-lined baking sheet with non-stick spray.
    • In a large re-sealable plastic bag, combine acorn squash cubes with olive oil, salt and pepper.
    • Spread squash in an even layer on the pan and roast for 30 minutes or until nicely browned; set aside.
    • In a salad bowl, toss together cherry tomatoes, mixed greens and roasted garlic vinaigrette.
    • Add cooled squash and toss once more.
    • Serve with freshly grated parmesan cheese.

    Nutrition

    Calories: 109kcalCarbohydrates: 17.8gProtein: 4.3gFat: 4.2gSaturated Fat: 0.9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3.3gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 409mgFiber: 4.1gSugar: 1.5g
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    Liz DellaCroce

    Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families. Click Here To Subscribe to my newsletter:

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