Let's Get Roasted Salad
Updated: Aug 14
2 cup roasted butternut squash peeled and ¾ inch diced
2 cups crispy brussels sprouts (trimmed and halved)
1 tablespoon maple syrup
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons Kosher salt divided
1 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper divided
6-8 cups each of Vision Greens Zesty Arugula and Fancy Spring Mix
1/2 cup black walnut halves toasted
1/4 cup Friulano cheese
Pan juice from roasted vegetables
3/4 cup apple juice or apple cider
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons shallots minced from one large red onion
2 teaspoons Dijon Mustard
¼ cup olive oil
Prep the oven and squash/brussels sprout seasoning: Preheat the oven to 400°F.
Toss the squash and brussels sprouts: Place the butternut squash cubes and brussels sprouts halves on a large baking sheet. Drizzle with maple syrup and 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Sprinkle them with 1 teaspoon kosher salt, and ½ teaspoon black pepper. Toss to ensure that all pieces are coated.
Roast and turn: Place the baking sheet in the oven and roast for 20-25 minutes until squash and sprouts are tender, turning once halfway through. In the last 5 minutes.
Make the vinaigrette: Place the apple juice, cider vinegar, and minced shallots in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook for 6-8 minutes, or until reduced to 1/4 cup. Remove from heat.
Finish the dressing: Off the heat, whisk in the Dijon mustard, 1/4 cup of olive oil, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Whisk until emulsfied.
Assemble the salad: Place equal parts of Vision Green’s Arugula and Lettuce Mix in a large salad bowl. Pour over the dressing and give it a big toss. Add the roasted butternut squash and crispy brussels sprouts.
Finish and serve: Top it off with toasted black walnuts and Friulano cheese. Taste and season with salt and pepper.
Cool the butternut squash salad dressing slightly. This ensures the greens stay super crisp and do not wilt upon mixing.
Dress just before serving. Again, this keeps the integrity of the greens and remaining ingredients intact.