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Recipe: Salad greens with acorn squash

Recipe: Salad greens with acorn squash

Looking for ideas for serving squash? Here''s an easy one that you can make with acorn or butternut squash.

You can use butternut or acorn squash in this recipe.


Directions

Pierce the squash several times with a sharp knife to let the steam escape during cooking. Microwave each squash on high until tender, about 5 minutes. Turn the squash after 3 minutes to ensure even cooking.

Place the squash on a cutting board and cut in half. Scrape the seeds out of the center of each half and discard the seeds. Remove the pulp of the squash and put into a mixing bowl. Repeat with the second squash. There should be about 2 cups of pulp. Sprinkle squash with the brown sugar and add the margarine. Mix until smooth. Set aside to cool slightly.

Divide the lettuce among 4 salad plates. Top each with 1/2 cup of the squash mixture, 1/2 tablespoon sunflower seeds and 1 teaspoon honey. Serve immediately.


Ingredients
  • 2 small acorn squash (about 2 pounds total)
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon trans-free margarine or olive oil
  • 4 cups leaf lettuce, such as spring mix
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower seeds
  • 4 teaspoons honey

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Sweets
Vegetables
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NonStarchyVegetables
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NutrientAnalysis
Calcium 
Calories197 
Carbohydrate35 g 
Cholesterol0 mg 
Fiber4 g 
Monounsaturatedfat2 g 
Potassium 
Protein3 g 
Saturatedfat1 g 
Servingsize1 cup greens topped with about 1/2 cup squash 
Sodium54 mg 
TotalFat5 g 

2013-06-01

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