A quick and easy, healthy kabocha squash recipe that combines sweet honey with ginger, almonds, and feta cheese! Perfect for a weeknight side dish.
But, really, the only other thing I could call this kabocha squash recipe is “a bunch of stuff mixed together in a bowl with dressing.”
That would be a really long title, and a lot to read. Your brain would be too tired before you even got to the recipe.
So, I am totally looking out for your brain cells, and calling this thang a salad. We cool?
It starts like all good stories start, with honey and ginger and squash and a pan that you put it all in and make it all caramelized and good and yum. If you aren’t feeling in a “squash” mood, (who are you and why are you here? Just kidding. Please stay. Please.) you could be a little ca-ray-zay and sub it out for pumpkin or sweet potatoes. You could even use a different kind of squash. Except then you lied about not being in a squash mood. I’ll forgive you.
Really, I could just end it all with this squash. And, I’ll let you in on a secret, I almost did. I tried a piece and then had to pick up pieces of my mouth from the floor. Dang, that was some good squash. But, I pushed on because that’s what the voices inside told me to do and I like to listen to them usually. Sometimes. Not always. But, today, I did.
So anyway. Do that caramelization dance, whatever that means, and then get on with the rest of this faux salad. And by that I mean, toast some almonds, throw in a little feta and add in some chopped basil. Toss that baby together with some orange juice (Florida represent!) olive oil, some more honey and jump on that train.
Honestly, I don’t know what’s going on with this post. Except that there are many , many run on sentences. Thanks spell check. Whatever. Run-ons are fun.
I’ll warn you just a little bit; this “salad” is pretty sweet. I don’t mean like “super cool” kind of sweet (although it is that) but like I-could-eat-this-for-dessert-maybe-sometimes-everyday-but-I’m-weird-like-that kinda sweet.
But, you know what they say, eat dessert first just in case you get run over by an elephant before you get the chance to make it to the end of the meal.
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