Fall Recipe: Kale Salad with Roasted Delicata Squash & Maple Vinaigrette

Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipe: Kale Salad with Roasted Delicata Squash & Maple Vinaigrette

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Hello! Kylee here. I’m stopping in today to share a new favorite recipe. This is my first Thanksgiving as a vegetarian, which means I can’t make any of usual dishes (Brussel sprouts with bacon, sausage stuffing…sigh. I won’t pretend I’m not a little sad about it!). Luckily turkey is actually my least favorite part of the Thanksgiving meal so I’m not too disappointed about that part. Bring on the side dishes!

Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipe: Kale Salad with Roasted Delicata Squash & Maple Vinaigrette

I’ve been trying fall and Thanksgiving recipes out the last couple of weeks and this salad was a winner. I’m always attempting to make salads interesting and tasty (you know, so I will actually eat them) and this is just so quintessentially fall and absolutely delicious!

Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipe: Kale Salad with Roasted Delicata Squash & Maple Vinaigrette

Kale Salad with Roasted Delicata Squash and Maple Vinaigrette

Serves 6

DRESSING:

¼ cup olive oil

2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

1 tablespoon dijon mustard

¼ cup maple syrup

¼ teaspoon salt

Pepper to taste

-Mix all ingredients together (I just shake them up in a mason jar).

ROASTED SQUASH:

2 delicata squash, halved lengthwise, de-seeded and cut into ½ inch wedges

1 tablespoon olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste

  1. Toss the squash in olive oil, salt, and pepper and spread out in a single layer onto a baking sheet.
  2. Roast at 425 degrees until brown and tender, about 25-30 minutes, turning once halfway through.
  3. You can toss them into the salad warm or let cool—up to you!

SALAD:

6 cups washed, stemmed, and torn kale (I used both green and red curly kale, but either or both is fine.)

¼ cup pepitas (raw, shelled pumpkin seeds)

¼ cup dried cranberries

½ cup crumbled chevre (goat cheese)

  1. I like to massage my kale for a couple minutes with a bit of lemon juice or olive oil before mixing up the salad. This helps soften the leaves and curb the bitterness. I think it tastes a million times better whenever I do this step. But if massaging your greens freaks you out, this is totally optional ;). More info on massaging kale here.
  2. Toss kale in dressing, squash, cranberries, pepitas, and goat cheese.
  3. Enjoy!

Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipe: Kale Salad with Roasted Delicata Squash & Maple Vinaigrette
Happy Thanksgiving, American friends! What are you making this year?

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Hey Friends! Happy Thanksgiving week to you. We are staying home this year and just having Thanksgiving with our little family. With all that’s going on around our house with the remodeling, we are looking forward to a semi-restful week and a good Thanksgiving dinner together. We will cook at my daughter Kylee’s townhouse since it will be another few weeks before we have a working stove. (By the way, this week Kylee will be posting one of her delicious salads on the blog this week!).

We are also excited about getting our Christmas tree this weekend. Cutting down our own tree is a family tradition we look forward to every year. I know many of you probably are getting your tree set up this weekend, too! I actually got started on a little bit of our Christmas preparation over the past few days so I’d be ready for the tree.

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