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Avocado Salad + Baked Butternut Squash (quick + easy)

Prep

10 mins

Cook

35 mins

Yield

2

It is a simple Squash + Avocado Salad that you will want to enjoy every night of the week! It is quick, easy and super delicious. Friendly to most intolerances this dish comes in as a plant based and dairy/gluten/sugar free!

I would highly recommend this Squash + Avocado Salad if you are tight on time and want to throw something in the oven while you get on with your tasks or errands.

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Pine nuts are:

  • high in healthy fat
  • help suppress appetite (so you actually eat when you’re hungry)
  • boost energy
  • good for eye health
  • high in antioxidants so great for anti-aging!

So if you were opting to ditch out on them pine nuts, I hope you think again!

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It is the perfect winter warming dish…. but with hits of light reminding us spring is just around the corner (right?)!

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If you’re looking for that extra bit of warmth and love in your next meal then I highly suggest you check out this recipe! I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

Love from Your Greek Food Goddess XOX

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Avocado Salad + Baked Butternut Squash (quick + easy)

  • Author: Maria Koutsogiannis
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 35 mins
  • Total Time: 45 mins
  • Yield: 2
  • Category: Salad + Main
  • Cuisine: Plant Based

Ingredients

  • 1 medium sized butternut squash
  • 1 tbsp EVOO or Olive Oil Spray
  • Salad:
  • 2 avocados, cubed
  • 1/2 a cup of cucumber, cubed
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • 2 tbsp EVOO
  • 1 cup of cherry tomatoes, halved
  • a hand full of microgreens
  • salt and pep to taste
  • Dressing:
  • 1 tbsp of vegan mayo
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • dash of lemon juice
  • salt + pep
  • Toppings:
  • toasted pine nuts – cook on cast iron skillet for 4-5 minutes till toasted

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 375F.
  2. Cut your squash in half (length wise). Add olive oil to a pan and set your squash down cut side down.
  3. Bake for 35 mins (I like my squash soft) – but double check on your squash because this time will vary depending on size.
  4. Prepare your salad by adding all ingredients to a bowl and stir gently.
  5. Prepare you sauce by adding all your ingredients to a bowl and stir till well combined.
  6. Once your squash are cooked remove from oven and begin assembling your meal by adding the salad, dressing and pine nuts!
  7. Note: let your squash cool for around 10 minutes prepare plating

 

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