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Roasted Brussels Sprout & Butternut Squash Salad

Photographer: Jennifer Causey Food Stylist: Margaret Monroe Dickey Prop Stylist: Audrey Davis

YIELD 5 cups

SERVINGS 4

ACTIVE TIME 15 minutes

TOTAL TIME 55 minutes

Serve this hearty and healthy fall salad with roasted pork tenderloin, chicken or salmon, or with your Thanksgiving meal. All of the vegetables are roasted on the same pan, so this recipe is easy to prep, and it tastes great warm or at room temperature so it’s perfect for holiday buffet tables and potlucks. Cranberries add a sweet-tart edge, while the maple-tahini dressing provides depth.

Ingredients

  • 4½ cups cubed butternut squash (3/4-inch)
  • 3 medium shallots, quartered
  • 4½ teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 pound fresh Brussels sprouts, halved lengthwise or cut into quarters if very large
  • ½ teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 1/2 teaspoons sherry vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon tahini
  • 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh rosemary
  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper
  • ⅓ cup dried cranberries
  • ⅓ cup chopped toasted pecans or walnuts (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Combine squash, shallots and 1 1/2 teaspoons oil on a large rimmed baking sheet; toss to coat well. Roast until almost tender and starting to brown, about 20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, combine Brussels sprouts, 1 1/2 teaspoons oil and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a bowl; toss to coat well.
  3. Remove the baking sheet from the oven; add the Brussels sprouts to the squash mixture and spread the vegetables in an even layer. Continue roasting until all the vegetables are tender and browned, about 20 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, whisk vinegar, tahini, maple syrup, rosemary, pepper and the remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons oil and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a small bowl.
  5. Transfer the roasted vegetables to a large bowl. Add cranberries and the dressing; toss to coat. If desired, sprinkle with nuts. Serve immediately, or let stand at room temperature for up to 4 hours. (The salad may be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 2 days. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before serving.)

Tips

MAKE AHEAD TIPS

  • To make ahead: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 2 days. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before serving.

Nutrition

224 Calories, Total Fat: 7 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Carbohydrates: 38 g, Fiber: 9 g, Total Sugars: 16 g, Added Sugars: 8 g, Protein: 5 g, Sodium: 325 mg, Potassium: 859 mg, Iron: 2 mg, Folate: 96 mcg, Calcium: 113 mg, Vitamin A: 15897 IU, Vitamin C: 108 mg

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