Nov 1, 2009

Warm squash salad

As much as I love tradition, this may be the perfect alternative to the yam-marshmallow-butter mixture that everyone serves on Thanksgiving...which is controversial at most family tables. If you don't already love squash and sweet will after tasting this salad!

Here's the rough recipe:
Cube some butternut squash and sweet potatoes (both peeled), and place on a nonstick baking sheet with an onion, cut into half moon slices. Toss with a little olive oil, salt, pepper, and cinnamon, then roast at 450 until fork-tender and browned on the edges.

In a large bowl, toss some baby spinach with a vinaigrette made from 2 parts apple cider vinegar, 1 part maple syrup, 1 part olive oil, and a small dollop of Dijon mustard. Lay coated spinach leaves on a large platter, then top with the squash mixture (while its still warm, so the spinach wilts a little) and sprinkle with toasted pecans and golden raisins. Yum!

1 comment:

Melis said...

This looks great for Thanksgiving! Ok, I may try it at the in-laws house, but if you have any other easy (really easy) thanksgiving ideas I could whip up I would appreciate it! Thanks!