Obsessed With Butternut Squash? This Winter Grain Salad Is For You

Nothing like a little butternut squash to jazz up a grain salad! This hearty & healthy recipe isn’t just pretty to look at, it’s pretty tasty, too.

Grain Salad
Winter Grain Salad
Winter Grain Salad
Servings
8servings
Servings
8servings
Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Toss squash cubes with 1 tbsp olive oil and a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Spread squash evenly on a small, parchment-lined baking sheet. Roast for about 20 minutes. Give squash a stir halfway through cooking time. Squash should be tender but still have a slight bite. Squishy squash is not good! Remove from oven and let cool.
  3. In a large bowl, combine cooked grains, squash, pomegranate, green onions, parsley, mint and feta. Stir gently to combine.
  4. Whisk together all dressing ingredients, except salt and pepper. Pour over salad. Add salt and pepper to taste. A generous grinding of both. Mix well, being careful not to squish the squash. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until chilled. This salad also tastes good at room temperature.
Recipe Notes

Nutrients per serving: 231 calories, 7.8 g total fat (1.7 g saturated fat), 6 g protein, 36 g carbohydrate (5.3 g fibre, 6.8 g sugars), 2 mg cholesterol, 256 mg sodium

Yum & Yummer tip: For gluten-free, grains like quinoa, brown and wild rice (or a combo) would be perfect.

 

This recipe is excerpted from Yum & Yummer: Ridiculously Tasty Recipes That'll Blow Your Mind, But Not Your Diet! by Greta Podleski