Autumn Kale Salad

With roasted squash and kale, pomegranate seeds and pecans, this salad is pretty much as nutrient-rich as a dish gets. Plus, it’s delicious.

This salad is not only packed with flavor, but it’s also loaded with nutrients that are essential for maintaining good health. The roasted squash and kale provide a wealth of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, and calcium. These two ingredients also contain antioxidants, which help to protect your body against damage from free radicals.

The pomegranate seeds add a burst of sweetness and tanginess to the salad, as well as providing a dose of fiber, vitamin C, and potassium. Pomegranate seeds are also rich in polyphenols, which have been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties and may help to reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease and cancer.

Finally, the pecans in this salad are an excellent source of healthy fats, protein, and fiber. They also contain a variety of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin E, magnesium, and zinc. Eating nuts like pecans has been linked to a lower risk of heart disease and improved brain function.

Overall, this salad is a nutrient powerhouse that is not only delicious but also incredibly good for you. It’s a perfect meal for anyone looking to boost their health and enjoy a tasty, satisfying dish at the same time.

Autumn Kale Salad

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With roasted squash and kale, pomegranate seeds and pecans, this salad is pretty much as nutrient-rich as a dish gets. Plus, it's delicious.
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Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Salad
Servings 8 people

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 425°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Toss squash with 1 tablespoon oil, 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper. Spread on the prepared pan and roast until tender and golden brown, about 25 minutes. (This can be done 24 hours ahead of time.)
  • Whisk the remaining 3 tablespoons oil, lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon salt, cinnamon and pepper to taste in a small bowl.
  • Combine kale, squash, pecans, pomegranate seeds, sliced shallot and dressing in a large bowl up to an hour before serving. Add more salt if necessary and transfer to a serving platter.
Keyword butternut squash, chicken salad, kale, pecans, pomegranate
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