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Delicata Squash Fall Kale Salad

9.23.18

As the seasons change I’m always trying to think of a new kale salad combination to make! I spotted delicata squash at Trader Joe’s for the first time this season so I had to pick up some to roast!

I also spotted honey crisp apples (MY FAVORITE) and pomegranate seeds- why can’t they be in season year round?

I came home and rummaged through my pantry and fridge to see what else I could add to my kale salad.

I actually thought I had pumpkin seeds but I was wrong, pecans did the trick though! I also added some red onion, goat cheese, balsamic vinaigrette dressing, and cooked up some farro to add.

I wanted to make my own dressing for this salad but I LOVE Primal Kitchen’s line of dressings and marinades, and I thought their balsamic would pair nicely with this salad! If you don’t have their dressing on hand, no worries- any balsamic vinaigrette will work!

Let me know if you try my delicata squash fall kale salad- there are so many yummy fall flavors in this recipe and it comes together in no time! Enjoy!

Delicata Squash Fall Kale Salad

Prep time
15 min
Cook time
25 min
Total time
40 min

Ingredients

  • 4 cups kale de-stemmed
  • ¼ cup cooked farro
  • 1 cup roasted delicata squash
  • 1 chopped Honey crisp apple
  • ½ cup pomegranate seeds
  • ¼ cup crumbled goat cheese
  • ½ cup pecan halves
  • ⅓ cup chopped red onion
  • coconut oil spray
  • pink Himalayan sea salt
  • cinnamon 
  • 2 tbsp Balsamic Vinaigrette (Primal Kitchen's Balsamic Vinaigrette & Marinade)

Direction

  1. In a large mixing bowl, lightly massage the kale with balsamic vinaigrette, then refrigerate for 5-10 mins.
  2. Removed from refrigerator and combine the kale with the apples, roasted squash, goat cheese, pecans, pomegranate seeds, red onion, and cooked farro. Add more dressing if needed.

Roasted Delicata Squash:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Toss squash with coconut oil, sea salt, and cinnamon, then arrange on baking sheet.
  3. Cook 20-25 minutes or until lightly brown. 
 
xx Becks

This delicata squash fall kale salad makes for a great holiday dish or can be served with chicken for a weeknight meal. Enjoy!

Author:
Cuisine: American
Dish type: Side
Serves: 2
xx Becks