my new favorite salad…

April 2, 2008

roasted butternut squash salad

{photo by me}

i’ll admit i’ve become a little obsessed with this salad. i’m always up for an interesting salad, so when i saw this on the menu at pizzeria 712, i knew i’d love it. [if you haven’t gone there, you need to try it]

then of course after i had it i craved it everyday, until i decided to try to make my own version, because i guess i can’t really go buy it everyday.
so, here’s my own version that i made. it’s not dead on, but it will have to do..

{roasted squash salad}


ingredients [amount is up to you based on how big of a salad you want]

mixed greens [i just buy a big tub at costco]
bleu cheese crumbles [they use gorganzola, i used bleu cheese because it was cheaper]
roasted butternut squash, cut into bite sized pieces
1 bottle champagne vinagrette dressing by gerards
peel and slice the butternut squash into thin strips. layout on a sprayed cookie sheet and drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt. place in the oven on broil until it is soft enough that you can cut through with a fork and the edges are a little brown. [turn once]
place pecans in a small skillet over medium heat. toast pecans for about 10 minutes.
arrange salad putting down mixed greens, roasted squash, bleu cheese crumbles, toasted pecans, and some vinagrette.
*you can also make your own simple vinagrette, this was just my lazy, easy way.
the combination of flavors is awesome! enjoy!

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