Kale, Butternut Squash and Dried Cherries

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Kale, Butternut Squash and Dried Cherries

Ingredients

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • salt/pepper to taste
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 4 cups diced butternut squash*
  • 2 bunches kale, stems removed, chopped coarsely and rinsed
  • 1 scallion (green onion), minced
  • 2 medium cloves garlic, minced or pressed
  • 1/2 cup dried unsweetened cherries

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Mix spices together in a small bowl.
  3. On a large rimmed baking sheet, toss the squash with 2 tablespoons of the olive oil and the spices. Roast, stirring once about halfway through, until browned and tender, about 20 minutes.
  4. Heat the remaining olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium high heat. Add the scallions and garlic and cook, stirring, until just tender, about 2 minutes.
  5. Add the kale and cook, stirring occasionally, until the kale is wilted.
  6. Reduce the heat, add the squash, cover, and cook until the squash is heated through, about 5 minutes. Add the dried cherries and stir gently to combine.
  7. Serve hot or room temperature.

Mary-Beth says: ¬†“Most supermarkets have the pre-cut butternut squash. Using this will save a ton of time. If you can’t find it, you will have to peel the butternut and cube it first, and then roast per instructions above.”

*recipe adapted from HeatherCarey.com

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