nutritious & delicious – squash-beet bake

I originally made this recipe last fall out of It’s All Good when the boy was posted up in the wilderness for weeks at a time. Try as I might he just doesn’t love squash, so I figured I would chow down in solitude with no complaints or judgement. And while I took pictures and devoured the leftovers I totally spaced about blogging the recipe until I saw fresh beets in the market this week.

And while the ingredients are generally affiliated with the Fall and Winter, I think this recipe would make a perfect summer salad and is also beautifully colorful. I plan on recreating it this summer and possibly serving cold with a sprinkle (or seven) of goat cheese.

Enjoy!

ingredients

  • 2 large beets or 4 small beets (the more color the better) peeled and diced into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1 small butternut squash, peeled and diced, or 1 bag bag frozen, already cubed squash
  • 6 large shallots, peeled and chopped
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil (i used grapeseed oil as i had it in my pantry)
  • sea salt
  • arugula or green of choice
  • 1/2 cup toasted pumpkin seeds

instructions

 

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees and line a baking sheet (I prefer aluminum foil as it aids in the cleanup).
  2. Combine beets, squash and shallots in a large bowl and drizzle with oil and salt.
  3. Roast ~30 minutes while tossing halfway through.
  4. Place arugula or green of choice in serving bowl. I dressed my spinach lightly in a homemade salad dressing of oil, apple cider vinegar and mustard.
  5. Lightly layer vegetables on top of greens and sprinkle with toasted seeds and/or a sprinkle of goat cheese!
  6. Serve immediately or toss for a summer salad to serve cold!

**recipe from It’s All Good

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lovely beets

lovely beets

those colors

those colors

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i used frozen, already cubed butternut squash

i used frozen, already cubed butternut squash for convenience

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apple cider vinaigrette

how cute are these small bowls?

how cute are these small bowls?

ready to be served!

ready to be served!

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taylor brass

brass blossom

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