SPINACH SALAD WITH ROASTED BUTTERNUT SQUASH & GRAPES

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Ingredients

  • 1 medium sized butternut squash, cubed
  • 1 c. red seedless grapes
  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 5 strips of bacon
  • 6 oz. spinach
  • 1/8 c. pinenuts, toasted
  • 1/4 c. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp. stone-ground mustard
  • 1 tsp. fresh rosemary, chopped

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. Arrange butternut squash and grapes on a foil-lined sheet pan. Toss with melted coconut oil and roast for 20-25 minutes.
3. Meanwhile cook bacon over medium heat in a large skillet until crispy. Let them drain on a paper towel while you prepare your dressing.
4. Whisk dressing ingredients together (olive oil through rosemary). Set aside.
5. Once squash and grapes are ready let them cool just a bit while you toast your pinenuts.
6. Pour spinach in a large salad bowl and add bacon – you’ll want to crumble it up.
7. Once pinenuts are toasted add them to the spinach along with your squash and grapes.
8. You want them to still be a bit warm so that the spinach wilts a bit.
9. Add your dressing and toss lightly!

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