ROASTED SQUASH AND ASPARAGUS SALAD

 

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  • Servings: 4
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Ingredients

  • Medium squash, cut into large chunks
  • 1 large bunch of asparagus
  • 15 cherry tomatoes
  • 1 ripe avocado, sliced
  • Olive oil for drizzling
  • Sea salt & black pepper
  • Dressing
  • 3-4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 4-5 basil leaves, finely chopped
  • 1/8 cup of extra virgin olive oil
  • Juice of 3/4 to 1 lemon
  • 1/8 tsp of sea salt

Directions

  • Method:
  • 1.Pre-heat the oven to 350F (180C). Place the squash in a baking dish and drizzling with olive oil. Season with a little salt and pepper. Roast until tender -- about 35-40 minutes.
  • 2.Once cooked, remove squash from oven and cool. Once cooled, cut into small cubes, making sure you slice off and discard the skin.
  • 3.Meanwhile, prepare the dressing. Combine the garlic, basil and olive oil together in a small bowl. Add the lemon juice and salt and whisk with a fork until mixture emulsifies (thickens and combines). Taste and add a little more salt if necessary. Set aside.
  • 4.Steam the asparagus until tender but crisp -- about 3-4 minutes. Test a spear before removing it from the steamer to see if it's ready. Remove spears from steamer and place on serving plates.
  • 5.Assemble salad by arranging asparagus spears on a plate with squash, sliced cherry tomatoes and slices of avocado. Drizzle on dressing. Serve.

Notes

Categories: Vegetarian 

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