Salad #37 – Butternut Squash Salad
Recipe type: Salad
  • 1 butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil, divided
  • salt + pepper to taste
  • 1 romaine heart
  • ⅓ c. tahini
  • ⅓ c. water
  • 2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 can chick peas rinsed and drained
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Toss the butternut square cubes with 1 TBSP of oil, salt and pepper in a large ziplock or large bowl. (If you use a large ziplock even your tiniest kitchen helper can help you toss the cubes).
  3. Lay the butternut squash on the baking sheet and bake for about 40 minutes. I find it turns out best if you do not stir the butternut squash while baking. You can peak under to make sure they are not burning but otherwise leave them alone.
  4. Mix the tahini, water, lemon juice, 1 TBSP olive oil, salt and pepper in a small bowl with a whisk or by shaking well in a small container with a lid.
  5. Serve by putting the butternut squash on a bed of lettuce with the dressing on top or on the side.
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