Thursday, February 17, 2011

Salad for Dinner?

Today was a whirlwind.  Up at the crack of dawn, I was on the road before 7am.  I drove to the train, then took the metro north into NYC for some meetings for work.  It was a gorgeous day - extremely warm for mid-February - so my boss and I decided to soak in the rays and walked to our meetings.

 It was great to get some fresh air after all that time in the car and the train.

After a heavy (but delicious) lunch, and a 3 hour trip home, I wanted a shower and something refreshing and light to eat for dinner. The warm weather had me specifically craving a salad - but I wanted some wintry flavors. So you might say that this salad is the perfect start of a transition into spring - using up some of the last of winter's bounty of squash, cranberries, and nuts.


Earlier this week I had roasted some butternut squash and some baby bella mushrooms with olive oil rosemary.  To a mix of romaine, green leaf, and spinach I added the roasted squash, mushrooms, dried cranberries, toasted walnuts and feta.





I made a quick dressing using toasted butternut squash seed oil (a birthday gift from Rafe) and white balsamic.


It was just what I needed to reset after a busy day. 

Was today warm where you were? 

11 comments:

  1. Looks like a great salad... and a great way to use up leftovers. I had a wintry salad today too. Hope you had a good day in NYC.

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  2. Today was warm in Boston and instead of a salad, I ate some yummy comfort food - flatbread pizza!

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  3. Now that's a gorgeous salad and I'm jealous of your toasted butternut squash seed oil - sounds fabulous!

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  4. Yum! I have a sweet potato that I could use to make something similar. Thanks for the idea!

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  5. This looks like a fantastic - and filling - salad!

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  6. Hi lady! thinking of you today.

    good looking salad!

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  7. Wow, that looks delicious! It's fun to find new ways to mix in leftover veggies.

    Hope all is well in CT!

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  8. oh man, that looks SO good, and i'm in need of breakfast!! it was at least 68 in philly yesterday... i don't want to go outside today though!

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  9. I totally know what you mean, sometimes you need a yummy little salad. This one looks great, healthy but still with some good substance to it!

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  10. I roasted a ton of veggies today and bought Olivia's herb salad to make something similar! I love a mix of raw and roasted veg.
    Hoping you are doing okay today.

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  11. Butternut squash and lettuce makes such a great texture and flavor combination. I could probably eat this salad for a week straight.

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