Roasted Butternut Squash, Kale and Cranberry Couscous

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 small butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and diced into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and black pepper
  • 1 cup dry Israeli (pearl) couscous, cooked in water according to package instructions
  • 2 cups chopped kale leaves
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1-2 tablespoons vinaigrette salad dressing

 

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Heat oven to 425°F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, toss cubed butternut squash with olive oil.  Sprinkle with a few generous pinches of salt and pepper, and toss until combined.
  3. Spread the butternut squash out in an even layer on a parchment-covered baking sheet.  Bake for 15 minutes, then remove from the oven and flip the squash for even cooking.  Bake for an additional 10-15 minutes, or until the squash is tender and slightly browned around the edges.  Remove from oven and transfer back to the large mixing bowl.
  4. Add couscous, kale, cranberries, walnuts,and vinaigrette dressing and toss to combine.
  5. Serve warm, or refrigerate in a sealed container for up to 3 days.

 

 

 

adapted from: gimeesomeoven.com

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