Kale Salad with Butternut Squash and Lentils

This is an easy and hearty salad recipe that you can make with kale from your own home garden! Kale is a green that is simple to plant and provides tons of good stuff - like folate, vitamins A, C and K, ALA and fiber.
— Recipe from Isa Does It. Photos by our Rep, Ashley H

Ingredients

1 butternut squash

1/4 cup of olive oil

1/2 tsp salt

2 tbsp white wine vinegar

2 tsp agave nectar or pure maple syrup

1 tsp dijon  mustard

1 1/2 tsp finely minced fresh ginger

1 clove garlic

8 oz kale, stems removed, torn into bite-size pieces (about 8 cups)

1 1/2 cups cooked brown lentils (or one 15-oz can, rinsed and drained)

 

Directions

1.  Preheat the oven to 425.

2.  Peel the squash and cut into 1/2 inch pieces.  Spread on a baking sheet with 1 tbsp olive oil and salt.

3.  Roast the squash in the oven for ~25 minutes. 

4.  Stir remaining 3 tbsp olive oil, vinegar, agave, mustard, ginger, garlic and 1/4 tsp salt in a large bowl.

5.  Add the kale and mix thoroughly with the vinaigrette. 

6.  Add cooled squash and lentils.  Toss to coat.  Let the flavors marinate for a bit, then serve!

 

Recipe courtesy of Isa Does It