Delicata Squash, Brussels Sprout and Pecan Salad with Maple Vinaigrette

Oh, hey delciata squash, we hadn’t seen you since….yesterday.

I wasn’t kidding when I said I’m having a full blown love affair with this small squash. I think I’ve had some variation of delicata for lunch or dinner ever day for the past two weeks. All I need to do is figure out how to make a really great delicata smoothie or granola, and I’ll be having it at every meal!

This salad is insanely addictive. The sweetness of the squash and vinaigrette pairs well with the charred sprouts and crunchy pecans. And it’s filling enough to enjoy as a main meal-I just can’t get enough!

1 large delicata squash, deseeded and sliced into half rings

2 cups Brussels sprout halves

2/3 cup pecan halves

Olive oil, all purpose seasoning, sea salt and black pepper to taste

MAPLE VINAIGRETTE

3 tbsp olive oil

3 tbsp pure maple syrup

2 tbsp white wine vinegar

1 tsp paprika

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees
  • Toss delicata with oil, all purpose seasoning, salt and black pepper
  • Place on baking sheet and roast at 425 degrees for 15 minutes
  • Toss Brussels sprouts in oil, all purpose seasoning, salt and black pepper
  • Turn squash slices over, and add sprouts to the baking sheet
  • Roast for another 15 minutes at 425 degrees
  • Whisk together all vinaigrette ingredients
  • Serve with pecans and drizzle with vinaigrette

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