Kale and Farro Salad with Butternut Squash

By shecht
January 20, 2014
3 Comments


Author Notes: Inspired by a recipe in Southern Living Magazine, but with my own favorite spin.shecht

Serves: 4-6

Ingredients

  • 1-2 pounds butternut squash cut in 1/2 inch cubes
  • 2 1/2 cups Organic Kale chopped
  • 3/4 cup chopped fresh organic parsley
  • 2 pieces shallots sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon each of cinnamon and cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup chopped toasted hazelnuts
  • 1 dash salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup uncooked farro
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar (I use fig, yum!)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Organic honey
  • 3 ounces crumbled goat cheese (or feta)
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes

Directions

  1. Cook Farro in 1/2 cup of water and 1/2 cup of coconut milk. Stir occasionally for 25 minutes. Drain and cool.
  2. Preheat oven to 450. Toss Butternut and shallots (then separate) with 2 tablespoons of olive oil, cumin, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and pepper. Roast butternut squash for 20 minutes and add the shallots after 10 minutes of cooking. Let cool.
  3. Stir Balsamic, remaining olive oil, honey, red pepper flakes and salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Toss a few tablespoons of dressing with parsley and Kale. Let sit for 5-10 minutes. Add Hazelnuts, Farro, Butternut & Shallots. Add more dressing if desired. Sprinkle with Goat Cheese and serve.
  5. Enjoy!

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3 Comments

nubia March 12, 2014
This recipe was fantastic, we especially enjoyed the coconut flavor with farro. Thanks for sharing!
 
Jen W. February 9, 2014
I loved this recipe- especially the flavor profile. The spices on the squash, mixed with the vinaigrette, mixed with the coconut milk all worked really well. I used quinoa instead of farro to make it gluten free and walnuts instead of hazelnuts, because that's what I had on hand. Delicious! Thank you!
 
Author Comment
shecht February 9, 2014
Thank you Jen! I'm so glad you enjoyed it! Great idea with the quinoa. I'll try that next time.