Great weeknight recipe. I peeled and chopped the butternut squash in the time it took to heat the oven, and everything else came together quickly during the squash cooking time. Next time I will chop up a full chipotle to sauté with the garlic (in addition to the adobo in the dressing), because a little extra kick can't hurt!
Butternut Squash and Smoky Black Bean Salad
mojavejen Posted: 01/11/12
ChantalSt Posted: 01/05/12
Very tasty! I cooked the soaked beans (I use dry beans) and the squash the previous day so it took only about 20 min. to prepare.
ChefAmandaLynn Posted: 01/20/12
i was worried there was not enough dressing because it didn't look 'wet' enough, but there was plenty of spciy smokey flavor in this light yet filling dish.
MsLaurie Posted: 01/29/12
This was a nice recipe. I used white beans as that was what I had on hand but aside from that I did not vary the recipe . We found it a bit spicy but not unbearable. I'm not sure if I would make it again but we finished our dinners.
jacnmac1 Posted: 10/14/12
This is fantastic. Fed this to my husband who doesn't like anything that is good for him. He loved it!!! I added a little sugar to the dressing and had to use kale instead of arugula. I will be serving leftovers with some grilled chicken strips on it.
Meejoy Posted: 12/27/12
Excellent! I substituted maple syrup for the honey, added some roasted red peppers and served over butter lettuce.Will definitely make this again.
Kcchris Posted: 10/01/12
We absolutely love this recipe! I make it almost every week when I can find butternut squash that is already peeled and wrapped in cellphone at the grocery store, which cuts down on the preparation time. I often make it as my main entree when my husband is at a business dinner and it is just me. Otherwise, I serve grilled chicken with it. We love the smoky, earthy flavor with the black beans and squash. I made it for my adult daughter and she loved it too.
SweetE525 Posted: 01/04/13
Adobo makes everything better, if you ask me! I added a can of corn to the veggies, and used feta instead of goat cheese. I also grilled some chicken and tossed it in the dressing, but this would have been filling enough even without the meat! Delish!
sukeedog Posted: 04/06/14
This was a bit bland given all the awesome reviews. The roasted squash was yummy, especially with the goat cheese, but the whole thing just didn't come together for us.
kristymos Posted: 07/30/13
With the hubby and kiddos out of town, this is my kind of meal. It was WONDERFUL. A great vegetarian alternative. Will make a few great leftover lunches the next few days. Fantastic!!!
EvilCheshireCat Posted: 09/07/13
Such a wonderful blend of flavors!!! I really enjoyed this recipe!
Dorseyl Posted: 12/24/13
Absolutely delicious! I made this last night with delicate squash instead of butternut because dang, those things are hard to cut, and it turned out to be amazing! The dressing is simple but really tasty and the walnuts and cheese are the perfect accent to the smokiness of the rest of the dish. Will definitely be making this again!