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Roast Acorn Squash, Sweet Potato, and Beet Kale and Quinoa Salad with Avocado, Feta, and Pomegranate in a Cilantro Lemon Tahini Dressing

Roasted acorn pumpkin, sweet potato, and beet salad, and quinoa salad with avocado, feta, and pomegranate during a tahini dressing with lemon and coriander.
Roasted acorn pumpkin, sweet potato, and beet salad and quinoa salad with avocado, feta, and pomegranate in a very tahini dressing with lemon and cilantro.

A roasted acorn, sweet potato and beet salad, and quinoa with avocado, feta cheese, and pomegranate in an exceedingly lemon and cilantro tahini dressing.
It’s salad time! A hearty and attractive salad that’s eaten as a meal is totally satisfying and healthy, so you will not regret it, a roasted acorn pumpkin, sweet potato and beet salad, and quinoa with avocado, feta cheese, and pomegranate in a very coriander and lime tahini dressing! This salad requires a bit of effort, but is comparatively simple, and value it! Start by grilling some winter vegetables, including acorn squash, sweet potatoes, and (optional) beets and carrots until they’re nice and tender. Then roast some light and attractive roasted chickpeas.
croutons. the bottom of the salad is that the kale and quinoa and it’s finished with avocado, red onion, pomegranate, seeds, and feta cheese. If all this is often not enough, the dressing is one I’ve got been obsessive about lately, a straightforward combination of tahini, lemon, salt, and sweetener and for this salad, I added cilantro before mashing it within the dressing! This roasted acorn, sweet potato and beet salad, and quinoa with avocado, feta cheese, and pomegranate during a cilantro and lemon tahini dressing should be the right winter salad!
The first time I had a peasant cabbage salad, I didn’t prefer it. The kale was really raw, stiff, and had a not very nice texture that I certainly failed to prefer to chew? at that time, I had a kale salad that I actually liked, and also the secret to turning tasty, tender kale into a salad is to massage it. Yes, that’s right, you’re visiting massage your kale! you chop the kale into thin slices (optionally you’ll remove the ribs, although I leave them inside), add some juice, oil, and salt and massage the kale. The kale starts quite stiff, encompasses a pale green color, almost waxy, and after massaging it along with your hands for some minutes, everything becomes nice, soft, and tender! the color also will change to an exquisite dark green after you massage it and also the result’s kale that’s magic for salads!


Roast Acorn Squash, Sweet Potato, and Beet Kale and Quinoa Salad with Avocado, Feta, and Pomegranate in a Cilantro Lemon Tahini Dressing

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 45 minutes Servings: 6

A roasted acorn squash, sweet potato, and beet kale and quinoa salad with avocado, feta, and pomegranate in a cilantro lemon tahini dressing!


ingredients

  • 1 acorn squash, seeded and cut into 1/4 inch slices
  • 1 sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1/4 inch slices
  • 2 beets, peeled and cut into 1/4 inch slices
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 (15 ounces) can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin, toasted and ground
  • 1 teaspoon paprika (I like hotly smoked)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup
  • 1 clove garlic, grated
  • water
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 bunch kale, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1/2 cup small red onion, sliced
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate
  • 1/4 cup pepitas
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled
directions
  1. Toss the veggies in the oil, salt, and pepper, place in a single layer on a baking sheet, and roast in a preheated 425F/220C oven until tender, about 20-25 minutes, flipping over halfway through.
  2. Toss the chickpeas in the oil, cumin, paprika, salt, and pepper, and toast in a heavy bottom skillet over medium-high heat until crispy, about 15-20 minutes, mixing a few times.
  3. Puree everything in a food processor adding enough water to get the dressing to the desired consistency before seasoning with salt to taste.
  4. Meanwhile, bring the water and quinoa to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer, covered, until the quinoa is tender and has absorbed the water, about 15-20 minutes, remove from heat and let sit for 5 minutes, covered.
  5. Massage the mixture of the lemon juice, oil, and salt into the kale until the kale turns a darker green and gets all nice and soft and tender, about 1-2 minutes.
  6. Toss everything and enjoy!

Option: Replace the feta with goat cheese.

Nutrition Facts: Calories 470, Fat 0 (Saturated 0, Trans 0), Cholesterol 0, Sodium 0, Carbs 0 (Fiber 0, Sugars 0), Protein 0

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