Wednesday, April 11, 2012

My wonderful sister-in-law, Maria, asked about the Roasted Butternut & Sweet Potato Salad I made for Easter.

So here's the recipe:

Roasted Sweet Potato & Butternut Squash Salad
Delicious Blend of winter veggies, nuts & dried fruit

YIELD 8 to 10 servings

2 lbs sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2 " cubes
2 lbs butternut squash, peeled and cut into 1/2 " cubes
2 T olive oil
2 bunches green onions, sliced
1 c snipped fresh parsley
1 cup pecan halves, toasted
1/4 c golden raisins
1/4 c dried cranberries (I used cherries)
1/4 c olive oil
3 T orange juice
2 T maple syrup
2 T balsamic vinegar
1 t ground ginger
1/2 t salt
1/4 t ground cinnamon
1/8 t ground nutmet


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spread sweet potatoes and buternut squash in a single layer in two 15 x 10 x 1" baking pans. Drizzle with the 2 T olive oil; toss to coat. Roast, uncovered, about 30 minutes or just until vegetables are tender. Let cool.
In large serving bowl combine sweet potatoes, butternut squash, green onions, parsley, pecans, raisins and cranberries. Cover and chill for at least 4 hrs or up to 24 hrs.
For dressing, in a screw-top jar combine the 1/4 c olive oil, the oj, maple syrup, blasamic vinegar, ginger, salt, cinnamon, and nutmet. Cover and shake well. Pour dressing over salad and toss to coat. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours before serving. Let stand at room temp for 30 min before serving.

One word: Delicious!


Maria said...

You didn't mention the sweet potatoes earlier!!! If I had known, I may have gone into some kind of a trance from the anticipation! This looks so good! I'll be making this as soon as my kitchen is put back together again.

My 365 Project said...

That sounds and looks yummy!

Margie said...

Looks so yummy!

pat said...

Mmmmm! I love both the ingredients...sounds really good!

Nicki said...

Sounds and looks delicious.

Gypsy Girl(Brenda) said...

Oh my goodness that looks delicous. We just planted some butternut squash in the garden. I thought our last freeze was gone but we might get cold weather this weekend.

Esther said...

Wow, that looks so healthy, savory and delicious! Too bad Nome doesn't get too many of this type of fresh produce.

Reds said...

Sounds good :)

Kelly said...

Adding this to the recipe box.



Tracie said...

Oh, I love sweet potatoes!! This sounds yummy, thanks for sharing your recipe :)

Barb said...

That sounds like it would be very good. Thanks for the recipe.