Roasted Kabocha and Kale Salad

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Roasted Kabocha and Kale SaladRecipe

Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Chelsea Zimmer

Serves 6 (serving size: 2 pumpkin wedges and 1 cup salad)


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1/2 large unpeeled green or orange kabocha squash (about 5 lb.), cut into 12 (1/2-in.-thick) wedges
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
2 teaspoons coarsely ground coriander seeds
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
6 tablespoons dried cranberries
6 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons mustard seeds
1/2 small red onion, thinly vertically sliced
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 (7 1/2-oz.) bunch lacinato kale, stemmed and cut into 3/4-in.-wide strips


Active: 23 Minutes
Total: 33 Minutes

1. Preheat oven to 375°F.

2. Combine pumpkin, 1 tablespoon olive oil, coriander seeds, pepper, and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a large bowl, tossing gently with hands to coat. Spread in a single layer on a baking sheet. Cover with foil. Bake at 375°F for 10 minutes. Remove foil; bake 15 more minutes or until pumpkin is tender and browned, turning once.

3. While pumpkin roasts, combine cranberries, vinegar, brown sugar, mustard seeds, and 1/8 teaspoon salt in a small skillet over medium-low heat. Bring to a simmer; remove from heat. Steep 15 minutes or until almost all of the liquid is absorbed.

4. Place onion in a bowl of ice-cold water; let stand 10 minutes. Drain.

5. Toss lemon juice, kale, remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil, and remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt in a large bowl, massaging kale with hands to soften. Transfer kale to a large serving platter; top with pumpkin and onion. Sprinkle with cranberries.

Created date

August 2016

Nutritional Information

Calories 141
Fat 5.4 g
Satfat 0.8 g
Monofat 3.6 g
Polyfat 0.7 g
Protein 3 g
Carbohydrate 23 g
Fiber 3 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 2 mg
Sodium 212 mg
Calcium 95 mg
Sugars 13 g
Est. Added Sugars 6 g