Chopped Winter Salad with butternut squash, apple and feta (even though it’s spring!)

Well the title says it all. I wanted to post this salad because even though it’s spring (with some days feeling closer to early summer), I love this salad. It calls for really easy ingredients that are some of my all time favorite. I get pretty bored with my salads because I tend to stick to the same ingredients so this was a pleasant surprise to find. I also like that it calls for radicchio which I rarely use, but really like when it’s cooked or used the right way.

I got this recipe from a friend who is a fabulous cook. I figured that it was a more time intensive salad than I wanted to deal with because my friend is always creating such great dishes that take some time. But I was wrong! Total time is 40 minute and half of this is time allotted to cook the squash. This recipe was taken straight from Real Simple.com

The recipe calls for great ingredients such as butternut squash, apples, feta and chickpeas. However, I think you can mix in different ingredients or replace many items for similar ones. I think gorgonzola would work great with the apples or maybe switch out the apples for pears if have them. I think adding some avocado to this could be a nice treat and maybe adding some corn if you don’t have any chickpeas. Either way, it’s a great salad. Try it!

 

(Oh and the good thing about this evening for me was that my little newborn Mattie let me get all the ingredients at the grocery store and prepare this meal with minimal interruptions! She’s the best. We are quite smitten.)

 

 

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3 thoughts on “Chopped Winter Salad with butternut squash, apple and feta (even though it’s spring!)

  1. Congratulations on your first post with Miss Mattie in the background! Will make this salad this weekend. Would make a complete meal with grilled chicken or salmon. Am looking forward to more Cocktail columns, too.

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