Acorn Squash Salad

Is a salad a salad without lettuce or leaves? I’m thinking yes because there’s chicken salad, tuna salad, fruit salad… all without lettuce.

Therefore my lunch today merits the term “salad.” πŸ™‚

The base of my salad was a roasted acorn squash. Last night as I was makin’ pasta for dinner, I let the squash roast at 350 degrees face down on a cookie sheet sprayed with cooking spray for approximately 30 minutes.

acorn squash

Roasted Acorn Squash

I then cut a grid into the flesh and scooped out cubes of the squash.

I topped my squash with sauteed onions, portobello mushrooms, yellow squash and creamy goat cheese.

acorn squash salad

Acorn Squash Salad Topped with Goat Cheese

acorn squash salad 2

Thursday's Lunch

I also added a big ol’ scoop of cranberry relish to this mix to round out my meal.

acorn squash salad with cranberry

Squash Salad with Cranberry Relish

I love leaf-less salads!

What’s your favorite kind of salad?

6 Responses

  1. Well I can’t have it anymore due to allergies, but shrimp salad wasss my fave. Now, I would have to say taco salad, soooo yummy!!!

  2. Definitely salads are salads with! My fave would probably have to be something with seafood..

  3. I love any kind of mexican inspired salad—black bean salsa, peppers, onions, etc etc.

  4. Was this good? It looks good. I have an acorn squash I was planning on making tomorrow, but wasn’t sure what recipe to use. Have any good ones?

  5. That looks delicious!! My dream salad would have pecans, craisins, goat cheese, pear slices, and some balsamic vinegrette drizzled on top. And a crunchy slice of french bread on the side. With a glass of wine!! Mmmm!!

  6. i love my greens, but this looks delicious! i’m having squash, kale, and goat cheese for dinner – i guess i can call that a salad too? πŸ™‚

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