Roasted Butternut Squash and Brussels Sprouts Salad
This nourishing salad is a winter wonder that will keep you feeling healthy, satisfied, and energized throughout the colder months. Packed with the nutritious goodness of butternut squash and Brussels sprouts, it's the perfect dish to help you stay active and vibrant all winter long.
Butternut Squash: With its low glycemic index, butternut squash provides a slow-release source of carbohydrates, promoting steady energy levels. It's also rich in fiber, with a single serving containing approximately 2.8 grams of this essential nutrient.
Brussels Sprouts: These nutrient-rich gems are packed with antioxidants and are abundant in vitamins C and K. They also serve as an excellent source of dietary fiber.
Dried Cranberries and Pumpkin Seeds: Both dried cranberries and pumpkin seeds are noteworthy for their high antioxidant content, fiber, and significant levels of potassium and magnesium. These qualities make them an ideal addition, especially for individuals with Diabetes.
▢1 1/2 pounds butternut squash peeled and ¾ inch diced
▢1 pound Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved
▢1/2 Capsicum( I used red and yellow Capsicums)
▢2 tablespoons + 1/4 cup olive oil divided
▢2 teaspoons Kosher salt divided
▢1 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper divided
▢3 tablespoons dried cranberries or raisins
▢3-5 shallots/ or 1/2 red onion
▢6-8 cups arugula or mixed greens
▢1/2 cup walnut halves toasted
▢1/4 cup pumpkin 3
▢1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese (optional)
▢Balsamic vinaigrette dressing (optional
How To Make
Preheat oven to 425°F. Spray a large sheet pan with oil.
In a large bowl combine the brussels sprouts, butternut, onions, capsicums, olive oil, 1/2 tea spoon mixed herbs, 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper and arrange the vegetables onto the baking sheet in a single layer.
Bake 40 minutes, or until the vegetables are roasted and tender. Build the salad by placing the rocket/kale, roasted vegetables in a bowl and layer on dried cranberries, pomegranate and feta cheese ( optional).
This roasted butternut squash salad can be served as a hearty and healthy meal on its own. Alternatively, it pairs wonderfully with grilled chicken or salmon, making for a satisfying and balanced dining experience."