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Roasted Pumpkin, Arugula, and Dried Cherry Salad

Makes: 8 servings Yield: 1/2 cup dressing
Prep 20 mins Roast 450°F 35 mins
Roasted Pumpkin, Arugula, and Dried Cherry Salad
Ingredients
  • 1  small  pumpkin or 2 butternut squash (3 to 4 pounds total), peeled, seeded, and cut into 1-1/2-inch chunks
  • 2  tablespoons  olive oil
  • 1/2  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/4  teaspoon  ground black pepper
  • 1 5  ounce package  baby arugula or torn arugula
  • 1/4  cup  pumpkin seeds (pepitas), toasted
  • 1/4  cup  dried cherries or dried cranberries
  • 1/4  cup  olive oil
  • 3  tablespoons  white balsamic vinegar
  • 1  tablespoon  pure maple syrup
  •  Salt
  •  Ground black pepper
Directions

1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Line a 15x10x1-inch baking pan with foil; set aside. In a large bowl combine pumpkin chunks, the 2 tablespoons olive oil, the 1/2 teaspoon salt, and the 1/4 teaspoon pepper; toss to combine. Spread in the prepared baking pan. Roast about 35 minutes or until the pumpkin is tender. Cool to room temperature.

2. Meanwhile, arrange arugula on a large serving platter or bowl. Top with cooled pumpkin, pumpkin seeds, and dried cherries.

3. For dressing, in a small bowl whisk together the 1/4 cup olive oil, the vinegar, and maple syrup. Season to taste with additional salt and pepper. Drizzle dressing evenly over the salad. Toss gently to mix.

Nutrition Facts (Roasted Pumpkin, Arugula, and Dried Cherry Salad)
  • Servings Per Recipe 8,
  • cal. (kcal) 203,
  • Fat, total (g) 14,
  • sat. fat (g) 2,
  • carb. (g) 19,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 9,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 3,
  • fiber (g) 2,
  • sugar (g) 8,
  • pro. (g) 4,
  • vit. A (IU) 12731,
  • vit. C (mg) 18,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 1,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 48,
  • sodium (mg) 228,
  • Potassium (mg) 728,
  • calcium (mg) 81,
  • iron (mg) 2,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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