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Roasted Butternut Squash and Apple Salad (Serves 6-8)
courtesy of Bon Appetit/ Epicurious

I love the combination of cooked and fresh ingredients in this bright winter salad!

I think the addition of walnuts, pecans and pomegranate would be fantastic in this salad.

Dressing Ingredients
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

Olive oil
Nonstick vegetable oil spray
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon (packed) dark brown sugar
1 2-pound butternut squash, peeled, halved lengthwise, seeded
Coarse kosher salt
1 head red leaf lettuce, washed, leaves torn
2 unpeeled apples, halved, cored, cut into matchstick-size strips
8 ounces blue cheese (such as Maytag), coarsely crumbled
1/2 cup dried cranberries

  1. For dressing: Whisk vinegar and lemon juice in small bowl; gradually whisk in oil. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. For salad: Preheat oven to 400°F. Brush 2 large rimmed baking sheets with oil; spray with nonstick spray. Whisk vinegar and sugar in small bowl; set aside. Cut squash halves crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Arrange squash in single layer on prepared sheets; brush with oil and sprinkle with coarse salt and pepper. Roast 5 minutes; brush with sugar-vinegar mixture. Turn squash over and brush with sugar-vinegar mixture; roast 5 minutes. Roast until squash is tender when pierced with small knife, about 15 minutes longer. Cool on sheets. DO AHEAD: Can be made 4 hours ahead. Let stand at room temperature. Arrange 5 to 6 endive leaves on each of 10 plates. Place butternut squash slices in center of each plate. Scatter apples, cheese, and cranberries over squash. Drizzle dressing over and serve.

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