Roasted winter squash, pomegranates and pecans over massaged kale with a light maple balsamic dressing – there is nothing boring about this salad! Rubbing the raw kale with olive oil for a few minutes leaves it tender and takes away the bitterness.
Yield: 2 Servings

Harvest Kale Salad with Roasted Winter Squash

Total Time: 50 mins
Cuisine: American
Roasted winter squash, pomegranates and pecans over massaged kale with a light maple balsamic dressing – there is nothing boring about this salad! Rubbing the raw kale with olive oil for a few minutes leaves it tender and takes away the bitterness.

Ingredients

  • For the Salad
  • 1 acorn squash
  • olive oil spray
  • kosher salt
  • pinch cinnamon
  • 4 cups thin-sliced kale (I prefer Lacinto, be sure to remove stem)
  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup pecans (toasted)
  • 3 tbsp pomegranate seeds
  • Maple Balsamic Dressing
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp dijon mustard (use Annies for whole30)
  • 1 tsp pure maple syrup (omit whole30 and add more oil)
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F
  • Slice squash in half lengthwise and scrape out the seeds. Slice the squash 1/2 inch thick slices and spread on a baking sheet. Spray with olive oil and season with salt and cinnamon. Roast squash for 40 minutes, turning halfway until fork tender. Remove and set aside.
  • Meanwhile, massage kale with 1/2 tbsp olive oil for 1 to 2 minutes until evenly coated.
  • In a small saute pan toast the pecans on medium-low heat for 5 minutes, tossing often to prevent burning.
  • Whisk dressing ingredients together, then add to the kale and toss well.
  • To assemble the salad, divide the kale in two bowls, top with squash, pomegranate seeds and toasted pecans and serve.

Notes

Adapted from Lexi's Clean Kitchen Cookbook.

Nutrition

Serving: 1salad, Calories: 329kcal, Carbohydrates: 45g, Protein: 8g, Fat: 16.5g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0g, Trans Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Sodium: 98mg, Potassium: 0mg, Fiber: 11g, Sugar: 8g, Vitamin A: 0%, Vitamin C: 0%, Calcium: 0%, Iron: 0%
Freestyle Points: 5
Points +: 10