Sometimes I like to start the week off with cookies. Other weeks I say – let’s eat some kale! As you can see, this is a kale kind of a week.
I’ve made this Autumn Butternut Squash and Kale Salad twice in one week already, if that says anything about this salad. It’s good stuff!
Marc also mentioned on the way home tonight from a friend’s house (to which I brought the salad) that he “really liked that salad.” And um, if you know my husband at all, he’s not the type to compliment a SALAD. He’s a burger-loving, queso-dipping, eat-veggies-if-my-wife-makes-me kind of a guy. So to say he really liked a salad says a lot. This salad just screams “fall”! From the perfectly roasted butternut squash and tangy goat cheese to the super simple and super delicious maple mustard vinaigrette, I just love everything about it.
One of my favorite things about kale salads is how well they do as leftovers. Most salads get totally gross from the dressing but kale is tough enough that it doesn’t get wilted by the next day. That said, if you definitely know you won’t be eating it all (this makes a BIG salad – enough to bring to a dinner party!), you don’t have to add dressing to all of the kale.
Make this salad as big or small as you want, and you can have freshly dressed leftovers for days!
Looking for more kale salad recipes? Check these out!