Warm Butternut Squash Salad

This salad is perfect for the fall holiday season with its jewel like colors — it will be the star of the table!

 

Difficulty Serves
Easy 1-4

Ingredients

  • 1 small butternut squash peeled, cut in half lengthwise, seeded and cut into thin crosswise slices, about ¼ inch thick
  • As Needed Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 ripe pears, cut in half, seeded and cut into ¼-inch thick slices
  • 4 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 cups shredded radicchio
  • 1/2 pound Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, shaved
  • 2 tbsp white balsamic vinegar
  • To Taste Salt
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries

Directions

  1. In a bowl toss the squash slices with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and roast them in a pre-heated 350F oven until they are knife tender.
  2. Transfer them to a bowl and drizzle them with 2 tablespoons of the maple syrup. Add salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
  3. Toss the pear slices with the remaining maple syrup and arrange them on a lightly oiled non stick baking dish and roast them in a 350F pre-heated oven along with the squash, until the pears are soft and slightly browned. Cool.
  4. In a bowl toss the radicchio with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and the vinegar. Add the cranberries and toss again. Add the pear slices and gently toss. Salt to taste
  5. Divide the radicchio mixture among 4 salad plates. Spoon squash slices over the pears. Garnish with the shaved cheese.
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