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Friday, November 15, 2013

spinach salad with butternut squash, bacon and maple dressing

falling for flavor...











loving every delicious bite~











spinach salad with butternut squash, bacon and maple dressing

spinach
bacon, cut is strips
roasted butternut squash

season butternut cubes with olive oil, s&p and brown sugar, roast at 400' for 30' until tender.

there are many other options you could include: pine nuts, almonds, goat cheese, red onion, but i loved this just as is, hot and sweet!











marys maple Vinaigrette:

Makes about 1/2 cup dressing

1/4 cup Pure Maple Syrup
1/4 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
1/4 cup Olive
1/4 teaspoon Dijon Mustard
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Place Maple syrup in a small pan, bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium and allow syrup to reduce by about half. In a small bowl, whisk together the reduced maple syrup with the vinegar, whisk in the Dijon mustard, then whisk in the oil until mixture is emulsified. Season with salt and pepper to taste.