Not cold enough to make soup happen at every meal but cool enough to want some comfort food, I get you and I got you covered with this salad.
Good seasonal produces + nutritious and filling, what’s not to love? You got squash, quinoa, seeds, baby spinach and beets and goat cheese!
Now let me tell you about that delicious creamy dressing. It’s a sauce you make in the food processor or blender with sesame seeds ; it gives texture and creaminess. No need for dairy in there, sesame seeds are key.
Fall salad with roasted squash and fresh goat cheese (serves 2) :
- 120g dry quinoa
- 200-300g baby spinach + beets
- 2 big slices of squash
- Sesame seeds
- Pumpkin seeds
- 2 tbsp of fresh goat cheese
- 1 tsp honey
- 6 tbsp oil
- 2 tbsp wine vinegar
- 1/2 citron
- Salt and pepper
Cook the quinoa in double the volume of salted water until liquid is fully absorbed.
Preheat the oven at 180°C/350°F. Lay the squash slices on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper. Brush a little olive oil on top and roast for 30 minutes.
Wash your greens.
Prep your sauce. In the blender, add 2 tbsp of sesame seeds, honey, oil, vinegar, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Mix until you get a creamy sauce. Add more salt and pepper if necessary.
Plate it by laying a good amount of greens, add quinoa. Add squash and seeds. Spoons goat cheese all over and drizzle with sauce!
Eat it while the squash is still kinda warm, so good.
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