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Delicata Squash Farro Salad

Delicata Squash Farro Salad

I’m relishing the Autumn feels proper now—although the leaves aren’t actually delivering Austin, there’s simply sufficient crisp within the air to have me burning spicy candles and carrying my beanie each likelihood I get. And you guys know that my favourite place to rejoice the season is in my cooking. The cozy flavors of fall have been definitely my inspo after I threw collectively this farro squash salad— a symphony of seasonal favorites that satisfies cravings for one thing hearty but wholesome. So, let’s dive into fall cooking (and Thanksgiving menu planning!) with a recipe that’s as vibrant and colourful because the season itself.

A Satisfying Fall Salad

This dish is a celebration of texture, style, and nourishment. And not like many leafy inexperienced salads, it’s a very filling one dish meal, whether or not you retain it vegetarian or add some extra protein to the combination (extra concepts on that under.) Out of all the gorgeous fall produce on the market this time of yr, I get probably the most excited concerning the completely different sorts of winter squash to select from. Honeynut, acorn, butternut, and kabocha—I love them all. (So much so that we just shared the ultimate guide on how to cook winter squash.) This one uses Delicata Squash (one of my faves) combined with nutty farro, creamy goat cheese, crunchy pecans, and more for an incredible combination of flavor and texture.

Ingredients in Delicata Squash Farro Salad

This is a salad that’s bursting with seasonal, fresh, wholesome ingredients:

The harmony of sweet roasted squash, tangy goat cheese, and crunchy pecans, all brought together with the nutty taste of farro, creates a salad that’s as delicious as it is healthy.

How to Make This Fall Salad

Creating this farro squash salad is easy when you’ve got fresh fall produce as your inspiration. These ingredients don’t require much more than a simple roast in the oven to bring out all their natural sweetness. Follow just a few simple steps to build your salad (and feel free to add, omit, or freestyle! Salads are canvases that ripe for adaptation.)

Roast the Squash

Toss the sliced squash with olive oil, salt, and pepper, then roast until tender and caramelized.

Cook the Farro

Bring a pot of salted water to a boil, add the farro, and cook until tender yet chewy, about 30 minutes. Drain and cool.

Toast the Pecans

Spread out the pecans on a baking sheet, and cook in a 350 degree oven for about 7 minutes, until they smell toasty.

Prepare the Dressing

Whisk together olive oil, balsamic vinegar, honey, mustard, salt, and pepper to create a dressing that’s so versatile and absolutely addictive.

Assemble the Salad

In a large bowl, mix the farro with the roasted squash and red onions. Add the apples, drizzle the dressing, and toss to combine. Top with goat cheese, pecans, fresh herbs, salt, & pepper. Eat!and toss gently to combine.

Serve and Savor

Serve this luscious farro squash salad on its own as a main dish, or pair it with leftover roast chicken or a piece of broiled salmon for added protein. It’s ideal for a quiet night in, and it’s also an absolutely perfect side dish on the Thanksgiving table. This salad proves how delicious and satisfying seasonally-based eating can be. It tastes like wellness in the best way possible, and you will absolutely fall in love with this squash and farro salad.

Other fall salads you’ll love:

Apple Walnut Salad

Putting apples in a salad is one of the easiest ways to get to my heart. Throw in some walnuts and dried cranberries and it’s game over.

Sweet Potato & Caramelized Date Salad

This recipe has everything I crave in a salad: something creamy, something crunchy, something unexpectedly sweet, and something tangy.

Shredded Kale & Cranberry Salad with Tofu

Massaging the kale is key here, and the crispy tofu just gives it all a crunchy, satisfying, and delicious texture.

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Notes

  • To add extra protein to this salad, add shredded roast hen or a bit of broiled salmon.
  • You could make the salad as much as a day prematurely—add dressing simply earlier than serving.
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Category: salad

Keywords: squash farro salad, thanksgiving salads, thanksgiving sides, grain salad

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