A light and beautiful salad is the perfect addition to any meal
If you’re constantly in search of something refreshing to complement your main dish, you came to just the right place! We got this recipe from Every Last Bite, and it is a wonderful blend of healthy goodness (our squash was roasted to perfection!) with that added touch of just enough sweetness.
Camila loves our Kale, Butternut Squash + Pomegranate Salad with Lemon Tahini Dressing so much that she saves extra kale from her garden just to make it! Pro Tip: Be sure to massage your kale extra well for easier digestion and optimal flavor!
This recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, grain-free, paleo, refined sugar-free, and vegan!
Kale, Butternut Squash + Pomegranate Salad with Lemon Tahini Dressing
- 1/2 butternut squash peeled, seeded, and cut into 2 cups of small cubes
- 2 tsp. olive oil
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1 large bunch kale
- 1/3 cup pomegranate seeds
- 1/4 cup pine nuts
- 1 shallot, finely diced
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
- 2 tbsp. lemon juice
- 1 tbsp. tahini
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 tbsp. honey (we used organic)
- zest from one lemon
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Place the cubed butternut squash on a baking sheet. Drizzle the squash with 2 tsp. olive oil and salt, then bake for 20 minutes until tender and golden in color.
- While the butternut squash is in the oven, prepare the remaining ingredients. Remove the stems, and chop the leaves into bite-sized pieces. Place the chopped kale in a large salad bowl and sprinkle the leaves with a pinch of salt. With clean hands, massage the kale leaves by scrunching between your hands for about 1 minute. The kale will become darker in color when you do this.
- Add the pomegranate seeds, pine nuts, and finely diced shallots to the kale.
- In a blender combine the ingredients for the dressing and blend until thick and creamy.
- Once the butternut squash is cooked, add it to the salad bowl along with the lemon & tahini dressing and toss until the leaves are coated. Serve.
Recipe by Every Last Bite
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