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walnut dypticHello friends! I’ve put together a pretty yummy winter salad recipe here and I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed creating it. I was inspired by this recipe for a citrus and endive salad with walnut gremolata.

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I tweaked the gremolata a bit by adding parmesan and some extra olive oil and lemon juice and decided to pair it with roasted delicata squash to add some sweetness. I used kale but feel free to use your prefered greenery. Arugula would be good._DSC3907-2_DSC3929-2_DSC3937-2

I’m excited to annouce that I’ll be baking an assortment of treats for a little pop up shop this Sunday, December 7 from 12-4 at the Not Without Salt office. Spread the word and I hope you’ll stop by for some goodies and to purchase some cookie mix and coffee for your loved ones this holiday season. _DSC3921-2DELICATA SQUASH SALAD WITH WALNUT GREMOLATA

Serves 2

INGREDIENTS

FOR THE SQUASH SALAD:

2 delicata squash

2 tablespoons olive oil

1/2 teaspoon salt

3 cups loosely packed, finely chopped kale (stems removed)

FOR THE GREMOLATA:

2/3 cup walnuts

1 clove garlic, peeled and finely grated

1/2 cup parsley, finely chopped

zest from 1 lemon

1/3 cup parmesan cheese, finely grated

1 tablespoon olive oil

juice from 1/2 lemon

1/2 teaspoon salt

FOR THE DRESSING:

olive oil

lemon juice

freshly cracked black pepper

PROCEDURE

FOR THE SQUASH:

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.

Slice the squash in half lengthwise. Scoop out the seeds and slice into 1/2 inch thick crescents.

Toss the sliced squash with the olive oil and the salt on a baking sheet. Roast in the oven for 10 minutes or so until the squash is soft and beginning to brown.

FOR THE GREMOLATA:

Toast the walnuts in a dry skillet over medium heat for 5-10 minutes or until fragrant. Finely chop.

Combine the chopped walnuts, grated garlic, chopped parsley, lemon zest, grated parmesan, salt, olive oil and lemon juice in a  small bowl and mix to combine.

ASSEMBLE THE SALAD:

Toss the kale, squash and the gremolata in a large bowl with olive oil, lemon, juice and freshly cracked black pepper.