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Roasted Butternut Squash, Kale and Cranberry Couscous

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x

Description

This Roasted Butternut Squash, Kale and Cranberry Couscous is quick and easy to make, and is delicious when enjoyed hot or cold.


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Ingredients

Couscous Salad Ingredients:

  • 1 small butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and diced into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and freshly-cracked black pepper
  • 1 cup dry Israeli (pearl) couscous*, cooked in water according to package instructions
  • 2 cups chopped kale leaves
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries (from DeLallo Salad Savors)
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts (from DeLallo Salad Savors)
  • 2 ounces goat cheese, crumbled (from DeLallo Salad Savors)
  • easy orange vinaigrette (recipe below)

Vinaigrette Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons DeLallo extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons freshly-squeezed orange juice
  • pinch of salt and black pepper, to taste

Instructions

To Make The Couscous Salad:

  1. Heat oven to 425°F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, toss cubed butternut squash with olive oil.  Sprinkle with a few generous pinches of salt and pepper, and toss until combined.
  3. Spread the butternut squash out in an even layer on a parchment-covered baking sheet.  Bake for 15 minutes, then remove from the oven and flip the squash for even cooking.  Bake for an additional 10-15 minutes, or until the squash is tender and slightly browned around the edges.  Remove from oven and transfer back to the large mixing bowl.
  4. Add couscous, kale, cranberries, walnuts, goat cheese, and vinaigrette, and toss to combine.
  5. Serve warm, or refrigerate in a sealed container for up to 3 days.

To Make The Vinagirette:

  1. Whisk all ingredients together until combined.  Taste, and season with additional salt and pepper if needed.

Notes

*You could also substitute DeLallo organic couscous or any small DeLallo organic whole wheat pasta, cooked according to package instructions.