What can be any prettier than a hearty Autumn salad? This amazing creation begins with a crunchy kale base and mix-ins ranging from roasted root veggies, tart apples, toasted nuts, and Pecorino cheese, this salad is far from shy on flavor.  Not only is it healthy it will only taste better the next day.

 


Ultimate Autumn Salad
 
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Recipe type: Salad
Ingredients
  • 1 small butternut squash
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
  • 1 bunch chopped kale (about 6 cups)
  • ¾ cup chopped walnuts
  • 1½ cups cooked farro
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • 2 cups chopped apples (about 2-3 apples)
  • 4 ounces shredded Pecorino-Romano cheese
  • ¼ cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoon chopped shallot
Instructions
  1. Peel, scoop out seeds, and cube butternut squash.* Toss in 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, cinnamon, ¼ tsp salt, and ¼ tsp ground pepper. Spread on baking sheet and roast for 30 minutes at 400°F, or until squash is tender and golden brown.
  2. In a medium skillet over medium heat, toast walnuts until golden brown and fragrant.
  3. Combine kale, farro, apples, squash, walnuts, cheese, and cranberries in a bowl.
  4. For the dressing, whisk 1 tbsp olive oil, orange juice, mustard, shallot, ¼ tsp salt, and ¼ tsp pepper in a bowl until fully combined.

 

 

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