Roasted Butternut Squash & Toasted Farro Salad with Curried Brown Butter

Roasted Butternut Squash & Toasted Farro Salad with Curried Brown Butter
Roasted Butternut Squash & Toasted Farro Salad with Curried Brown Butter
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    This salad is a perfect example of how small details make a big impact. Butternut squash is thinly sliced (instead of cubed), roasted at high heat, and tossed with toasted almonds, farro, plumped raisins, and lively greens. Everything’s in perfect balance, too, since the farro nestles up with the butternut squash (instead of hogging the bowl). But by far my favorite part of this salad is the curried brown butter, which is used in two ways: when roasting the butternut squash, and for toasting the farro. I’ve toasted farro countless times in olive oil to enhance its nutty flavor, but until making this salad, I’d never toasted farro in brown butter or curry powder (let alone brown butter and curry powder). Now I can’t stop. The finished salad has lots of verve and complexity, and it’s hearty enough to call dinner (and lunch the next day).

    Ingredients

    • 1 medium butternut squash (about 2 lbs)
    • 1 large shallot, thinly sliced (about 3/4 cup)
    • 6 tablespoons butter
    • 2 teaspoons curry powder, such as The Spice Hunter's Curry Seasoning Blend
    • 3/4 cup uncooked pearled farro
    • 2 teaspoons white wine vinegar, plus more to taste
    • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, plus more to taste
    • 1/3 cup sliced almonds
    • 1/3 cup raisins
    • 1 to 2 cups greens (mizuna or arugula recommended)

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 367 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 26 g 40.01%
    • Saturated Fat: 12 g 60.54%
    • Trans Fat: 1 g %
    • Cholesterol: 55 mg 18.26%
    • Sodium: 277 mg 11.55%
    • Calcium: 93 mg 9.34%
    • Potassium: 212 mg 6.05%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 2 mg 9.78%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 29 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 4 g 16.69%
    • Sugar: 11 g
    • Protein: 7 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 2 g
    • Vitamin A 24.02%
    • Vitamin C 9.07%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat5
    • Exchange - Fruit1
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch1
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total1 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total1 oz-eq

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