Thursday, November 10, 2011

Roast Butternut Squash and Kale Salad

julipmade29 This is one of the recipes I made during my week long cleanse {inspired by Victoria and Sabra} of no meat or processed foods. I was skeptical of the cleanse in general at first, but after doing some research, mainly on Bon Appetit, Saveur, and Pinterest, I realized there are some super yummy recipes that comply with the cleanse.  I love butternut squash and kale, but the addition of date based dressing and my new favorite snack... roasted chick peas and BAM, delicious!
julipmade27 Ingredients:
  • 1 lb package of kale
  • 1 butternut squash
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • cumin and cinnamon blend
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 red onion, sliced thinly
  • 1 cup vegetable stock
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • handful of dates, minced
  • 1 can of chickpeas, drained and patted dry with a paper towel
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Chipotle powder
  1. In a roasting tin, mix the diced butternut squash, maple syrup, cumin, cinnamon, salt, and pepper. Roast in the oven for approximately 35 minutes at 400 Fahrenheit.
  2. On a backing sheet, mix the chick peas, olive oil, salt, pepper, and chipotle pepper.  Spread across the sheet and roast until crunchy. 
  3. Meanwhile, in a large stock heat the kale and 1/2 cup stock over medium heat.  Cover and steam for approximately 5 minutes. 
  4. In a small saucepan, bring the other 1/2 cup stock, vinegar, red onion, and date to a boil and then simmer until liquid is reduced. 
  5. Once the butternut squash is done, mix the kale and butternut squash and pour the dressing over top.  Sprinkle the chick peas on top. Enjoy!
What are your favorite "healthy" recipes?



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  2. Um YUM! I am loving anything kale these days. Will definitely be trying this one.

  3. This sounds like perfection! I want it immediately.

  4. Ooh, this looks great, whether on a cleanse diet or not!

  5. I'm not a huge fan of kale. But that looks delicious! I'm going to have to try this next week...thanks for sharing :)

  6. oooh looks great. I love kale, and the roasted chick peas are extra work but a nice touch.


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