Arugula and Butternut Squash Salad

Arugula and Roasted Butternut Squash Salad

Arugula and Roasted Butternut Squash Salad - This is an elegant dish that is super easy to make, bursting with flavor, and loaded with minerals and antioxidants!

Autumn is fast approaching and that means squash season!! Yay!! As you can see from yesterday’s post, I love winter squashes! They are so satisfying and hearty yet loaded with nutrition and health benefits. They are an easy way to get your carb-fix without it affecting your waistline, always a good thing!

The pomegranate seeds in this dish are bursting with anti-oxidants which help fight free radicals in the body. Anti-oxidants help us to stay youthful, fresh faced, healthy, limber, and lean! Yes please!!

Arugula and Roasted Butternut Squash Salad - This is an elegant dish that is super easy to make, bursting with flavor, and loaded with minerals and antioxidants!

This recipe is absolutely gorgeous and looks gourmet but was actually super simple to make. I just went to Trader Joe’s, picked up a bag of arugula, a bag of diced butternut squash, and a box of de-seeded pomegranate seeds and used a dressing I already had on hand. Super simple but really gorgeous! This would be a great starter for guests or an entree with some grilled salmon on top!

Arugula and Roasted Butternut Squash Salad - This is an elegant dish that is super easy to make, bursting with flavor, and loaded with minerals and antioxidants!

Arugula and Roasted Butternut Squash Salad

You’ll need:

  • 4 cups of fresh baby arugula
  • 1/2 cup of pomegranate seeds
  • 4 cups of diced butternut squash (about 1 whole squash, peeled and diced)
  • Lemon Vinaigrette¬†dressing
  • olive oil
  • fresh cracked pepper

Toss diced butternut squash with a little olive oil. Place on a large baking sheet lined with aluminum foil or parchment paper and bake until edges begin to brown, about 30-40 mins.

Layer arugula, squash, and pomegranate seeds on a plate and drizzle with vinaigrette and a generous amount of cracked pepper.

Serve as an appetizer or as an entree by adding protein like grilled salmon or red snapper.

Arugula and Roasted Butternut Squash Salad - This is an elegant dish that is super easy to make, bursting with flavor, and loaded with minerals and antioxidants!

This is an elegant dish that is super easy to make, bursting with flavor, and loaded with minerals and antioxidants!

Have it with a little glass of vino (2012 California Coast Pinot Noir is my personal favorite right now) and maybe a few squares of 70% dark chocolate for dessert ūüėČ

Arugula and Roasted Butternut Squash Salad - This is an elegant dish that is super easy to make, bursting with flavor, and loaded with minerals and antioxidants!

You can see all of my salad recipes here and browse through winter squash recipes here! Enjoy!!

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Arugula and Roasted Butternut Squash Salad
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • You'll need:
  • 4 cups of fresh baby arugula
  • 1 cup of pomegranate seeds
  • 4 cups of diced butternut squash (about 1 whole squash, peeled and diced)
  • Lemon Vinaigrette
  • olive oil
  • fresh cracked pepper
  • Toss diced butternut squash with a little olive oil. Place on a large baking sheet lined with aluminum foil or parchment paper and bake until edges begin to brown, about 30-40 mins.
  • Layer arugula, squash, and pomegranate seeds on a plate and drizzle with vinaigrette and a generous amount of cracked pepper.
  • Serve as an appetizer or an entree by adding protein like grilled salmon or red snapper.
Instructions
  1. Toss diced butternut squash with a little olive oil. Place on a large baking sheet lined with aluminum foil or parchment paper and bake until edges begin to brown, about 30-40 mins.
  2. Layer arugula, squash, and pomegranate seeds on a plate and drizzle with vinaigrette and a generous amount of cracked pepper.
  3. Serve as an appetizer or an entree by adding protein like grilled salmon or red snapper.

 

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