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Roasted Butternut Squash Salad With Warm Cider Vinaigrette

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“Salads can be a hard sell in winter. Iceburg lettuce, when there's ice on the driveway, just doesn't work. Winter salads work because they call for ingredients with assertive flavours and plenty of heft. Save the frisee and chilly cucumber slices for summer. Enjoy this salad...”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 400°F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine squash, 2 tablespoons oil, maple syrup, 1 teaspoons salt, and 1/2 teaspoons pepper. toss well, then spread squash evenly over a baking sheet.
  3. Roast squash until tender, turning once, 15-20 minutes. Add cranberries to pan for the last 5 minutes.
  4. While squash is roasting, in a samll saucepan, combine apple cider, vinegar and shallots. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then cook for 6 - 8 minutes or until liquid is reduced to about 1/4 cup.
  5. Remove saucepan from heat and whisk in mustard, remaining 1/2 cup olive oil, and remaining 1 teaspoons salt and 1/2 teaspoons pepper.
  6. Place arugula in a large serving bowl. Add roasted squash mixture, walnuts and parmesan. Spoon just enough vinaigrette over salad to moisten, then toss well.
  7. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and serve immediately.

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