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Sweet Fall Root Vegetables

Posted Nov 18 2010 7:44am

Last week marked the official start of the fall season, and it’s a great time of year to take advantage of the sweetness that root vegetables have to offer. One of my favorite foods in season this fall/winter is butternut squash. They are versatile, have tons of flavor, and are a comforting choice any time of the day. When you cook root vegetables (for ex., carrots, squashes, sweet potatoes, turnips, and rutabagas), they become soft and sweet. Therefore, read more at: Sweet Fall Root Vegetables

Here’s a fall salad recipe that’s bursting with flavor. It’s a little savory and a little sweet. My favorite flavor combination.

Butternut Squash & Pecan Salad
(makes a big family size portion)

Salad ingredients:
1 butternut squash
1 cup toasted pecans
Baby arugula (4-5 big handfuls)
5 fresh sage leaves, chopped up
1 tsp dried sage
Olive oil
Salt & black pepper

Dressing ingredients:
1/2 cup olive oil
2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp. honey
Black pepper


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