Roasted Butternut Squash and Wild Rice Salad with Maple Dressing

Delicious salad great for a cold day!
Dish Type: salads Lifestyle: dairy free, localvore, vegan, vegetarian

Servings
6

Prep Time
15 minutes

Cook Time
25 minutes

Ingredients

Salad:
3 cups peeled and finely chopped butternut squash, fresh or frozen
2 tablespoons olive oil
sea salt
black pepper
1 cup chopped parsley
1/2 cup thinly sliced leeks
1/2 cup raisins or dried cranberries
½ cup sliced almonds, lightly toasted
3 cups cooked wild rice, warmed

Dressing:
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil or avocado oil
2 tablespoons Community Naturals maple syrup
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 clove garlic, minced
1tbsp fresh rosemary chopped

Instructions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Toss squash with olive oil, salt and pepper and spread onto a baking sheet and roast for about 25 minutes.
Combine parsley, leeks, raisins and almonds. Stir in warm rice and squash so that parsley wilts slightly from the heat.
Make dressing by blending all dressing ingredients together.
Mix in dressing and serve.