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Hello, my name is Laura Breneman and this is not a fancy food blog and I do not like cheese.

 

Butternut Squash/ Maple Vinaigrette Kale salad

Butternut Squash/ Maple Vinaigrette Kale salad

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I've made Kale salad before, with pretty much these same ingredients, but for some reason THIS ONE IS GOOOOD.  I think its maybe the simmering of the vinaigrette? I'm not sure, but I liked it!

* I didn't add the cheese or the onions

recipe here!

https://www.cookingclassy.com/butternut-squash-and-bacon-salad-with-maple-rosemary-vinaigrette/

Ingredients

  • 12 oz . peeled and cubed butternut squash (I just bought pre-cut. Cubes should be about 3/4-inch. About 4 cups)
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 slices bacon , cooked and crumbled (6 oz)
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts , toasted
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion(rinse under water to remove harsh bite. About 1/3 of a medium)
  • 3 oz feta or goat cheese , crumbled
  • 5 oz baby kale and spinach blend or arugula and spinach blend
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries

Vinaigrette

  • 3 Tbsp real maple syrup
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 clove garlic , minced
  • 2 1/2 tsp minced fresh rosemary or 3/4 tsp dried , crushed
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
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