Sunday, June 14, 2015

Butternut Squash and Farro Salad with Kale

It's a mouthful.  Both literally and figuratively.  I love when I feel full on food that is good for you!  While browsing for healthy salads a few weeks ago I stumbled upon this salad from Well Plated.
I can never remember what it's called but I can remember that it's delicious.  How can you forget something that's delicious?  You can't.  At least I cant.

This is a perfect winter salad because it's served warm.  However it is perfectly scrumptious cold as well!  Her recipe calls for freekeh which I couldn't find and definitely didn't have so I used farro instead.  It's a very hearty grain that's perfect with this combination.

I have only recently started using maple syrup as a sweetener in salad dressings.  I normally use honey but since I've made the switch I'm sold!  I find that the type of flower the bees used can drastically change the flavor of a dish.  While maple syrup has a strong flavor it's definitely hidden when combined with other ingredients.  

This salad will be making it's way onto my menu again real soon!  I hope it's on yours too!