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Juicy Kale & Butternut Squash Salad

This kale salad is the perfect hearty meal for when you want to eat something healthy and light-ish but still filling and a little hearty. It has some of my absolut favorite ingredients like butternut squash, basil and kale, but I think the reason I really love it actually comes down to the dressing that has the perfect combination of tangy and sweet.

Hope you guys like it and try it out!

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Kale & Butternut Squash Salad
 
Ingredients
Salad
  • 2 cups uncooked red rice
  • 2½ cup diced butternut squash
  • 1 ½ tbsp olive oil
  • salt och pepper, to taste
  • 2½ cups roughly chopped kale
  • ½ cup leek, sliced
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • ¼ cup basil
Dressing
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp agave syrup
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ½ tbsp chopped rosemary
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
Instructions
  1. Cook the rice according to the instructions on the package. Preheat the oven at 200°C/ 390F. Combine butternut with oil, salt and pepper, spread out on a baking sheet and roast in the oven for 25 minutes until they're soft. Stir halfway through.
  2. Whisk all ingredients to the dressing in a bowl and set aside. Put the kale leaves in a large salad bowl and massage them with a tablespoon of the dressing for a minute or so to soften the leaves.
  3. Rinse the rice in cold water, let it drain and then add it to the salad bowl along with leek, cranberries, basil and butternut squash. Drizzle the dressing and toss to coat.