Butternut Squash Fall/Winter Salad

posted Dec 16, 2011, 1:16 PM by ItIsTheFOOD Janie Heinrich   [ updated Dec 16, 2011, 1:17 PM ]

sometimes, a salad with
local harvest, seasonal 
veggies is all we need to warm our souls...
This is so tasty! Enjoy with your family and your friends.
INGREDIENTS

  1. 3 1/2 cups diced butternut squash
  2. 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  3. Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  4. 1/2 cup blanched hazelnuts
  5. 3 cups baby arugula (3 ounces)
  6. 1 medium head frisée, torn into bite-size pieces
  7. 3 ounces prosciutto, torn into bite-size pieces
  8. 1 1/2 tablespoons snipped chives
  9. 2 1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  10. 2 tablespoons hazelnut oil
    1. Preheat the oven to 425°. On a baking sheet, toss the squash with 2 tablespoons of the olive oil; season with salt and pepper. Roast for 20 minutes, until tender. Spread the hazelnuts in a pie plate and toast for 6 minutes, until golden. Let cool, then chop.
    2. In a large bowl, toss the arugula, frisée, prosciutto, chives, hazelnuts and squash. In a small microwave-safe bowl, mix the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil with the vinegar and hazelnut oil and season with salt and pepper. Microwave the dressing until hot, about 1 minute. Pour the dressing over the salad, toss well and serve.
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