Spiralized Butternut Squash Caprese Salad
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Recipe type: Vegetarian
Cuisine: Italian
 
Chilled spiralized butternut squash Caprese salad. A colorful and fiber- rich version of the traditional Italian classic.
Ingredients
  • 1 Medium butternut squash (spiralized or chopped)
  • 2 cups of freshly chopped tomatoes
  • ¼ cup fresh basil leaves, chopped (and two full leaves to garnish)
  • Two cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp of healthy oil (I used hemp, you could use any healthy oil of your choice)
  • 2 Tbsp of grated parmesan cheese
  • Salt & pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. You will want to cook your butternut squash noodles or cubes and let them chill in the refrigerator ahead of time (minimum of 90 minutes)
  2. Preheat your oven to 400 (ovens vary).
  3. Prepare and peel your butternut squash for spiralizing or chopping. If you're going to spiralize your butternut squash, you should use your "C" blade (for thinner noodles).
  4. Cook the squash until thoroughly heated (mine took about 30 minutes)
  5. Place cooked squash in the refrigerator to cool.
  6. To prepare the rest of your salad:
  7. Chop up your tomatoes into chunks
  8. You will want to roughly chop your basil leaves, and depending on how strong you want your basil flavor to be, you may want more than ¼ cup!
  9. Finely chop the garlic.
  10. Once your squash is cooled, place the chilled noodles (or chunks) into a giant bowl and add the tomato, basil, and garlic.
  11. Add in your 2 tbsp of healthy oil and combine all the ingredients.
  12. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  13. Place the salad mixture back in the refrigerator for a minimum of 30 minutes.
  14. Once the entire salad mixture has chilled thoroughly, add in your 2 tbsp of grated parmesan cheese and garnish with two basil leaves.
  15. Mangiare!
Recipe by Beets Per Minute at http://beetsperminute.com/spiralized-butternut-squash-caprese-salad/