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Butternut Kale Salad (Whole Foods Inspired Recipe)

Posted Feb 16 2011 11:55am

I made this salad ages ago (early January) and almost forgot to post, but it was so good that I just had to. It’s a Whole Foods-inspired recipe and it’s quite good. Back in January I was in a kale phase so I made this several times and each time it did not disappoint.

Butternut Kale Salad (Whole Foods Inspired Recipe)
  • 1 bunch of kale
  • 1/4 cup water + 1/2 veggie boullion cube (or vegetable broth)
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 10 ounces chopped butternut squash
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt + pepper
  • chopped romaine lettuce (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 400F. Toss the chopped squash with the olive oil and a little salt. Roast for 30 minutes, or until it’s done to your liking.
  2. Rip up the kale into pieces, removing the stems.
  3. Heat the water in a sauce pan over medium-high heat; add the veggie cube, honey, and vinegar. Mix until dissolved.
  4. Add the kale pieces to the broth and cook briefly, while stirring (30 seconds to a minute) until the kale begins to wilt. Remove from heat immediately.
  5. Mix together the roasted squash and the kale; add salt and pepper as desired.
  6. Optionally, serve over chopped romaine lettuce – a salad on a salad!

I served this with my Indian brown rice , which you can see in the picture. Recently, my squash consumption has mostly been kabocha squash , but I see some kale/butternut creations in my future.

My favorite way to eat kale is in a massaged kale salad . My favorite squash/way to eat it is – chop a very ripe kabocha and steam it for about 5 minutes. Freeze it for 5 minutes so it cools to room temp. Enjoy plain :)

P.S. I’m definitely going to write a followup to Sunday’s post – got some great comments and did some more research.

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