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Butternut Squash Chickpea Salad Recipe

Looking for an easy butternut squash chickpea salad recipe? Learn how to make butternut squash chickpea salad using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by jeannemar

Makes 6 servings



baked squash, chickpeas, onion and cilantro dressed with tahini sauce-posted by orangette on her blog.. one of my favs!

Recipe Ingredients for butternut squash chickpea salad

2 lb butternut squash, peeled and cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 tsp allspice,ground
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp salt
15 oz garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
1/4 red onion, finely chopped
1/4 cup cilantro leaves,coarsely chopped
1 garlic clove, finely minced with a pinch of salt
3 1/2 tbsp. lemon juice
3 tbsp. tahini,well-stirred
2 tbsp. water
2 tbsp. olive oil, plus more to taste

Recipe Directions for butternut squash chickpea salad

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.

  2. In a large bowl, combine the butternut squash, garlic, allspice, olive oil, and a good pinch or two of salt. Using a large spoon or your hands, toss until the squash pieces are evenly coated. Turn them out onto a baking sheet, and bake for 15 to 25 minutes, or until soft. Remove from the oven and cool.

  3. Meanwhile, make the tahini sauce. In a small bowl, whisk together the garlic and lemon juice. Add the tahini, and whisk to blend. Add the water and olive oil, whisk well, and taste for seasoning. The sauce should have plenty of nutty tahini flavor, but also a little kick of lemon. (I found that my tahini was a little bitter and that the lemon was a bit much, so I added additional olive oil to tame both.)

  4. To assemble the salad, combine the squash, chickpeas, onion, and cilantro in a mixing

  5. bowl. Add tahini sauce to taste, and toss carefully. (Alternatively, you can also serve the salad undressed, with the tahini sauce on the side. That way, each person can use as much or as little as they want, and the individual ingredients taste a little brighter, too.) Serve, with additional salt for sprinkling.

  6. Note: This salad, lightly dressed, keeps beautifully in the fridge. (Hold a little of the tahini sauce on the side, for dressing at the table.) Before serving, warm slightly with quick jolt in the microwave.

  7. Yield: 4 servings

Categories

Vegetables, Salads

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 259.8g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
456
Calories from Fat
157
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
17.4g
27%
Saturated Fat
2.2g
11%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
420mg
18%
Potassium
1210mg
35%
Total Carbohydrates
63.9g
21%
Dietary Fiber
16.2g
65%
Sugars
11.3g
Protein
16.6g
Vitamin A 323% Vitamin C 66%
Calcium 18% Iron 34%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • No cholesterol
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in manganese
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin C
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