1/28/14

Beet, Squash, and Arugula Salad

Happy Thursday! The love of my life will be here tonight and I just can't stand the excitement :) We have a lot of plans goin on here so I might be kind of quiet the next couple of days. We'll see!

For today I have a deeeeeeeeeeeeeelicious recipe from Gwenyth Paltrow's It's All Good cookbook. It's honestly the most wonderful salad I've ever had and has made me not want any other salad for the rest of my life :) My friend Sadia puts grilled chicken on it which she swears by, but I will never eat it without an egg on top! Seriously. 













Arugula Salad
2 large beets, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch cubes
1 small butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cut into 1/2 inch cubes (about 3 cups)
6 large shallots, peeled and roughly chopped (I did not use)
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
coarse sea salt
4 oz. arugula; I used 6 oz.
1/2 cup toasted pumpkin seeds (I did not use)

Preheat oven to 425*F and line a sheet pan with parchment paper.  Combine beets, squash, and shallots on the prepared pan and drizzle them with 3 tablespoons olive oil.  Sprinkle with a generous pinch of sea salt and roast, stirring halfway through, until cooked through and nicely caramelized, 30-35 minutes.
Place the arugula in a large bowl and coat with half the dressing.  Lay the dressed arugula on a serving platter, then place the roasted vegetables in the bowl that you dressed the arugula in and coat them with the remainder of the dressing.  Artfully arrange the vegetables on top of the arugula, sprinkle with toasted pumpkin seeds, and serve immediately.
   Apple Cider Vinaigrette 
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons good quality maple syrup
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
coarse sea salt
freshly ground black pepper
Whisk together mustard, vinegar, and maple syrup while slowly drizzling in the olive oil.  Season to taste.  Keeps well in the fridge for up to a week.
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Have you tried Gwenyth's recipes? Would you like this salad better with chicken or an egg?

6 comments:

  1. Mmm that does sound delicious! I love eggs but currently can't eat them so I'd have to go with chicken ;)

    I've been meaning to try her cookbooks but have heard such mixed reviews!

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  2. Ahhh have so much fun with your bestie!! Also--that dressing sounds delicious. I need to start making my own dressing ASAP.

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  3. yummmm! I have a go-to dressing that I use on everything but I think I may change it up with this!

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  4. Looks yummy! I love salads with an egg though I normally default to chicken. I actually thought about getting her book to use those recipes. It sounds like it might be worth it! :)

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  5. This looks so yum! Girl, how do you peel those beets? Looks really intense!

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  6. Everything about that is begging me to try it! Looks delicious!!

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