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Avocado Salad + Baked Butternut Squash (quick + easy)

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Prep

10 minutes

Cook

35 minutes

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

Avocado Salad + Baked Butternut Squash (quick + easy)

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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Salad + Main
Cuisine Plant-Based
Servings 2

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
 

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