Warm kale salad with maple roasted acorn squash

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  • For the Salad:
  • 1 acorn squash
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 cups kale, stem removed
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • For the Dressing:
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon grapefruit juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt


    Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

    Slice acorn squash in half and remove the seeds.
    Slice into 1/2-inch slices and lay on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
    Drizzle with 1 tablespoon.
    olive oil and season with sea salt and ground cinnamon.
    Roast squash for 35-40 minutes, until tender.
    Remove and set aside.
    No need to remove the skin.

    Massage the kale with your fingers with 1/2 tablespoon.
    olive oil for 2-3 minutes until evenly coated and tender.

    To make the dressing, whisk together the olive oil, apple cider vinegar, grapefruit juice, dijon mustard, pure maple syrup, and sea salt, then add to the kale and toss well.

    To assemble the salad, top the kale with squash and sliced almonds and serve.

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    1. V

      Love, love, love it.Made it twice now

    2. L

      Oh my goodness this is the most amazing recipe ever!

    3. S

      I made this yesterday not 5 minutes after I saw the recipe.

    4. L

      Oh my, was this delicious! I made this last night when I thought company was coming over. They ended up staying home and so I had this amazing all to myself.

    5. L

      I admittedly made a few changes, but I think the concept is the same and made it so good.

    6. r

      LOVE IT! now my go to recipe.

    7. C

      I brought this to Thanksgiving dinner. It was delicious and smelled fantastic! Thanks!

    8. m

      Love everything about this recipe. It is easy and super tasty. Thank you

    9. S

      Absolutely delicious.

    10. S

      I made this and it was marvelous!

    11. W

      Made this tonight and it was wonderful!

    12. K

      I made this tonight for my kids. They loved it. It was very easy.

    13. T

      Made this for a gathering last night. Everyone raved and asked for the recipe. I was almost embarrassed by how easy it it. Spectacular dish!

    14. s

      Wow – I tried this recipe tonight & was impressed!

    15. J

      This stuff is seriously amazing!

    16. M

      Excellent dish!

    17. W

      Wow! This is amazing. So delicious and so pretty! I'm eating it. So good! Thanks!

    18. K

      Mmmm lovely

    19. L

      What a wonderful inspiration!

    20. S

      Simple, delicious. Thanks for another great recipe.

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