Delicata Squash Salad
Believe or not, we STILL have some delicata squash hanging around our counters. And while it was VERY tempting to make some more Inside-Out Ravioli, I decided to completely shift gears and try to make a salad instead. I found and followed a great recipe at Chow.com for a Roasted Delicata Squash Salad. I did make some changes though from the recipe posted online.
I used two shallots instead of one (since that plus the olive oil and vinegar make up the “dressing” and we seemed to need a little more than what the recipe called for). I also used Red Wine Vinegar instead of Sherry Vinegar. (Trader Joe’s didn’t have sherry vinegar and I didn’t feel like driving all over to find it.) The same was true with ricotta salata, so I used feta instead. (I didn’t add the Saba either.) And then instead of buying and using pumpkin seeds, I just roasted and used the delicata seeds instead. (They taste just as good!)
All in all, despite my variations, the salad was VERY tasty and I would have never thought of that combination without the Chow.com Recipe. This salad would be a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner addition as well. For those who want to add some greens to your feast, here are more last minute salad ideas for the Thursday meal. Happy Thanksgiving!
- Kale and Avocado Salad
- A Waldorf (Without) Salad
- Pear and Blue Cheese Salad
- “Beet This” Salad
- Traditional Spinach Salad