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Mixed Green Salad with Honey Mustard Vinaigrette

Roasting will caramelize the squash, enhance its flavor, and will hold their shape better.

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Mixed Green Salad with Honey Mustard Vinaigrette
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Serves: 4
Roasting will caramelize the squash, enhance its flavor, and will hold their shape better.
Ingredients
  • 4 ounces pecans, whole
  • 1 Tbsp butter or margarine, melted
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 Tbsp GF honey mustard
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes
  • ¼ cup GF balsamic vinegar
  • ¾ cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 lb mixed salad greens, including fresh baby spinach
  • 1 cup butternut squash, roasted
  • ¼ cup tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, cored, seeded, and cut into 1-2 inch thin slices
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 300°F. Place pecans in a bowl, pour melted butter over them, sprinkle with sugar, and gently toss until the pecans are all well coated with a dusting of sugar. Place them in a single layer on a parchment paper or Silpat lined cookie sheet. Bake for 20 minutes. Let cool to touch.
  2. Whisk together the honey mustard, garlic, red pepper flakes, and balsamic vinegar in a medium sized bowl. Slowly drizzle the oil into the mixture, whisking constantly until completely incorporated. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  3. Place salad greens and baby spinach in a large bowl. Add the butternut squash, tomatoes, red bell pepper, and pecans. Toss to coat with ¼ cup of the dressing.
  4. Serve immediately

 
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