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Roasted Butternut Squash, Pecan, Bacon, Mix Green & Baby Spinach Salad With Maple Syrup Vinaigrette

 
This recipe can be made gluten free by choosing gluten-free versions of basic ingredients commonly found in supermarkets or online.gluten-free
This recipe can be made completely dairy-free.dairy-free
This recipe is suitable for a paleo diet.paleo
This recipe is suitable for a primal diet.primal
 
One serving costs about $3.63 One serving costs about $3.63

$3.63 per serving

1 people like this recipe

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This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

4 gluten-free,dairy-free,paleo,primal,gluten free,dairy free,paleolithic,primal,fodmap friendly salad
spoonacular Score:76%

Spoonacular Score: 76%

 

Roasted Butternut Squash, Pecan, Bacon, Mix Green & Baby Spinach Salad With Maple Syrup Vinaigrette might be just the side dish you are searching for. This recipe makes 4 servings with 651 calories, 9g of protein, and 56g of fat each. For $3.63 per serving, this recipe covers 31% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. If you have spinach leaves, pepper, greens, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes approximately 45 minutes. It is a good option if you're following a caveman, gluten free, dairy free, and primal diet. This recipe from Foodista has 1 fans. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 78%. This score is solid. Try Thanksgiving Side Dish: Maple Bacon Pecan Roasted Butternut Squash, Butternut Squash and Bacon Salad with Maple-Rosemary Vinaigrette, and Roasted Butternut Squash Salad With Sherry Maple Vinaigrette for similar recipes.

Ingredients

Servings:
5 slices
5 slices bacon
bacon
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps black pepper
black pepper
3 cups
3 cups butternut squash
butternut squash
0.25 tsps
0.25 tsps dijon mustard
dijon mustard
0.5 cups
0.5 cups extra-virgin olive oil
extra-virgin olive oil
0.25 cups
0.25 cups maple syrup
maple syrup
1 pkg
1 pkg mixed greens
mixed greens
1 cup
1 cup pecans
pecans
0.25 tsps
0.25 tsps sea salt
sea salt
0.25 cups
0.25 cups sherry vinegar
sherry vinegar
1 pkg
1 pkg spinach leaves
spinach leaves
5 slices bacon
5 slices
bacon
0.5 tsps black pepper
0.5 tsps
black pepper
3 cups butternut squash
3 cups
butternut squash
0.25 tsps dijon mustard
0.25 tsps
dijon mustard
0.5 cups extra-virgin olive oil
0.5 cups
extra-virgin olive oil
0.25 cups maple syrup
0.25 cups
maple syrup
1 pkg mixed greens
1 pkg
mixed greens
1 cup pecans
1 cup
pecans
0.25 tsps sea salt
0.25 tsps
sea salt
0.25 cups sherry vinegar
0.25 cups
sherry vinegar
1 pkg spinach leaves
1 pkg
spinach leaves

Equipment

baking sheet
baking sheet
whisk
whisk
bowl
bowl
oven
oven
frying pan
frying pan
baking sheet
baking sheet
whisk
whisk
bowl
bowl
oven
oven
frying pan
frying pan


Instructions

  1. Method to prepare Vinaigrette: Place Maple syrup in a small pan, bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium and allow syrup to reduce by about half. In a small bowl, whisk together the reduced maple syrup with the vinegar, whisk in the Dijon mustard, then whisk in the oil until mixture is emulsified. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Method to prepare the salad: Washed mix greens and spinach leaves and set aside. Remove skin and seeds of Butternut squash and into cubes/dice (about 3/4-inch). Slices of bacon, sliced crosswise into thin strips and fried until just crisp, drained. Spray some oil on the pan and roast pecans. Place diced butternut squash on rimmed baking sheet, toss with a tablespoon olive oil to coat, then sprinkle lightly with kosher salt and freshly ground pepper. Roast in hot oven turning pieces once or twice until just tender but not mushy. Remove from oven and allow to cool

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $3.63
Ingredient
5 slices bacon
½ teaspoons black pepper
3 cups butternut squash
¼ teaspoons dijon mustard
½ cups extra-virgin olive oil
¼ cups maple syrup
1 package mixed greens
1 cup pecans
¼ cups sherry vinegar
1 package spinach leaves
Price
$1.41
$0.03
$0.92
$0.01
$1.29
$2.05
$1.81
$3.08
$1.40
$2.54
$14.53

Tips

Health Tips

  • Don't make the mistake of assuming turkey bacon is healthier than pork bacon. Read the labels and look for short ingredient lists (not too many artificial ingredients, preservatives, and other additives). If you're watching your sodium intake, pay attention to that too. It is also important to note that the American Institute for Cancer Research has stated the consumption of ANY processed meat could increase your risk of developing cancer. Although it is not yet clear what causes the increased cancer risk, it could be the preservatives or other chemicals commonly used during processing.

  • Sea salt is not healthier than table salt, contrary to what you may have heard. Sea salt is usually 97.5% sodium chloride (same as regular old table salt) and the minerals accounting for the rest are too insignificant to make a difference?unless you plan on consuming sea salt by the pound, in which case the health benefits from the minerals will definitely be outweighed by the negative effects of all the sodium you are consuming!

  • Although the body needs salt to survive, most of us get too much. The problem with consuming too much salt (what chemists call "sodium chloride") is actually the sodium part, which is why people concerned about high blood pressure go on low-sodium diets. If you are trying to reduce salt in your diet, you can try salt substitutes like potassium chloride or try to make do with less salt by using more black pepper, herbs, and spices.

Price Tips

  • Sea salt can add a unique texture or provide bursts of salty goodness, but ONLY when it isn't being dissolved. So if you have expensive sea salt, save it for sprinkling on salads or dark chocolate cookies, don't try to use it in your pasta sauce or soup. Once sea salt dissolves, the flavor is indistinguishable from table salt from the shaker (after all, they are chemically the same thing, sodium chloride).

Cooking Tips

  • If you have too much bacon (is this even possible?) you can freeze individual slices by laying them between sheets of wax paper. Even better, you can put them on a single sheet of wax paper and roll the paper in such a way that you can just unroll it later and remove however many slices you want.

  • Maple syrup comes in three grades, either A-C or 1-3 depending on where you live. To learn which types are suitable for which uses in the kitchen, check out our lesson on maple syrup in the academy.

  • Surprising tip: you will end up with better bacon if you add water to the skillet when cooking it on the stovetop. For large amounts of bacon, you can also prepare bacon in the oven.

  • Extra-virgin olive oil is the least refined type of olive oil and therefore contains more of the beneficial compounds that get lost during processing. However, its minimal processing could also mean it has a lower smoke point than other olive oils. Once an oil starts to smoke, it begins to break down, producing a bad flavor and potentially harmful compounds. Unfortunately, the smoke point of an oil depends on so many factors that it is hard to say what the smoke point of an oil really is. For extra-virgin olive oil, it could be anywhere between 200-400 degrees Fahrenheit. Most people recommend using extra-virgin olive oil to add flavor to a finished dish or in cold dishes to be on the safe side. More refined olive oils, canola oil, coconut oil, and clarified butter/ghee are better options for high temperature cooking.

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Nutritional Information

Quickview
650 Calories
9g Protein
56g Total Fat
33g Carbs
37% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
650
33%

Fat
56g
86%

  Saturated Fat
8g
56%

Carbohydrates
33g
11%

  Sugar
15g
17%

Cholesterol
18mg
6%

Sodium
402mg
17%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
9g
18%

Vitamin A
18171IU
363%

Vitamin K
361µg
344%

Manganese
2mg
126%

Vitamin C
49mg
59%

Vitamin E
7mg
49%

Folate
182µg
46%

Magnesium
133mg
33%

Potassium
1026mg
29%

Vitamin B2
0.48mg
28%

Vitamin B1
0.42mg
28%

Copper
0.5mg
25%

Fiber
6g
24%

Vitamin B6
0.45mg
22%

Iron
3mg
21%

Phosphorus
190mg
19%

Calcium
167mg
17%

Vitamin B3
3mg
17%

Zinc
2mg
15%

Selenium
7µg
11%

Vitamin B5
0.87mg
9%

Vitamin B12
0.14µg
2%

covered percent of daily need

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