Kale Salad with Roasted Delicata Squash, Farro, Pistachios and Apricots
Recipe type: Salad
This is my new favorite salad. I feel super healthy after I eat it, but it's the flavors and textures that really wow me. Sweet roasted delicata squash and apricots pair up perfectly with the hearty greens, toothsome farro, and crunchy pistachios. If you can't find tuscan kale, swap in any other kale variety.
  • 1 delicata squash
  • 1½ teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt and pepper
  • 4 cups roughly chopped Tuscan kale
  • 2 tablespoons Italian salad dressing
  • 1 cup cooked farro, cooled to room temperature
  • ¼ cup dried apricots, roughly chopped
  • ¼ cup lightly salted shelled pistachios
  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F. Lightly coat a large, rimmed baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Slice off the pointy stem of the squash. Cut in half lengthwise, remove the seeds, and cut into ½-inch slices. Place the squash slices and oil in a mixing bowl and toss until the squash is well coated with the oil.
  3. Place in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet, season lightly with salt and pepper, and bake for 20 minutes, turning each slice halfway through (I use tongs to turn the slices but you can also use a spatula or a fork).
  4. Meanwhile, place the kale and salad dressing in that same mixing bowl. (No need to wash it!) Toss to coat, and gently massage the dressing into the kale using the back of a spoon or spatula.
  5. To assemble, add the cooked farro, apricots, pistachios, and cooked squash to the bowl and stir gently to combine.
I cooked the farro in water according to package directions. I added about a quarter of a vegetarian bouillon cube to the water to impart flavor to the farro as it cooked.
Recipe by Lizs Healthy Table at https://www.lizshealthytable.com/2018/10/03/kale-salad-with-roasted-delicata-squash-farro-pistachios-and-apricots/