Roasted Butternut Squash Salad with Tahini Dressing | Vegetarian & Vegan Friendly

Fresh, healthy and full of flavor, my roasted Butternut Squash Salad is a fall salad that can be served year round. This warm salad with Tahini dressing can be a festive holiday side dish, a satisfying lunch, or served alongside a cozy bowl of soup. Plus it is a vegetarian and vegan friendly recipe.

=== 🍽🍸🥩 RECIPE ===
2 pounds (900g) butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cut into 1-inch (2.5cm) pieces
1 red onion, sliced
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons ground cumin
5 ounces (140g) arugula (rocket)
3/4 cup (85g) pecan, toasted and chopped
1/3 cup (50g) pitted kalamata olives, chopped
2 tablespoons fresh mint, chopped
Salt & Pepper

Dressing :
1/3 cup (80ml) tahini
1/4 cup (60ml) water
2 tablespoons mayonnaise (or vegan mayonnaise)
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 garlic clove, finely minced
Salt & Pepper

To roast the squash:
Preheat the oven to 425°F (220°C).

In a bowl, toss the squash, onion, olive oil, cumin, salt & pepper together. Spread out on a sheet pan, and roast until the squash and onion are soft and browned, about 35 to 45 minutes. Remove from the oven, and let cool for 15 minutes.

For the dressing:
In a bowl, whisk the tahini, water, mayonnaise, lemon juice, garlic, salt & pepper together until creamy and thoroughly combined.

Reserve 1/4 cup (60ml) of the dressing.

Add the arugula to the remainign dressing, and toss to coat well. Spread out on a large serving platter.
Top with squash and onion, pecans and olives. Drizzle on the remaining salad dressing. Top with the chopped mint.

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=== 📑 CHAPTERS ===
00:00 About Today’s Episode
00:16 Roasted Butternut Squash Salad
00:33 Breaking Down a Butternut Squash
03:31 Adding Onions, Cumin and Olive Oil
04:25 How to Roast Butternut Squash in the Oven
05:05 Making the Tahini Dressing
06:51 Reserving Some Dressing for Later
07:17 Assembling the Salad
08:51 Adding Some Crunch and Pop
09:31 Finishing the Salad with Dressing and Mint
10:00 Tasting and Recipe Recap
10:54 Social Media and Video Recommendations

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