Tested till perfect Autumn Bounty Salad
Autumn Bounty Salad
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Autumn Bounty Salad

This salad boasts fall's most nutritious colours: orange squash, red cranberries, green rapini and brown rice. Put all these colours together for a salad packed with vitamin C, antioxidants and calcium.

By Irene Fong and The Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: October 2013

Recipe4 out of 5 based on 8 ratings.
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  • Prep time 25 minutes
  • Total time 1-1/4 hours
  • Portion size 4 to 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 cups 4cupscubed (1/2 inch/1 cm) peeled butternut squashbutternut squashes
  • 2 tsp 2tspolive oil
  • Pinch Pincheach salt and pepper
  • 3/4 cup 3/4cupbrown rice
  • 3/4 cup 3/4cupwild rice
  • 8 cups 8cupspacked trimmed rapini, (1 large bunch)
  • 1 cup 1cuppecanpecans, toasted and coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupdried cranberrydried cranberries, chopped

Dressing:

  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupwhite balsamic vinegar, or white wine vinegar
  • 3 tbsp 3tbspolive oil
  • 1 tsp 1tspDijon mustard
  • 1 1small clove garliccloves of garlic, minced
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Preparation

Pinch each salt and pepper On baking sheet, toss together squash, oil, salt and pepper. Roast in 400 F (200 C) oven, stirring once, until tender and browned, about 35 minutes. Let cool.

Meanwhile, in large saucepan of boiling water, cook brown and wild rice until tender, about 30 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold water.

Meanwhile, in large pot of boiling salted water, cook rapini just until tender, about 3 minutes; drain. Plunge into ice water; drain again. Chop rapini into 1/2-inch (1 cm) pieces.

In large bowl, mix together squash, rice, rapini, pecans and cranberries.

Dressing: Whisk together vinegar, oil, mustard, garlic, salt and pepper. Pour over salad and stir to coat.  

Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days.

Nutritional Information per each of 6 servings: about

cal 453 pro 10g total fat 23g sat. fat 3g
carb 58g dietary fibre 8g sugar 12g chol 0mg
sodium 193mg potassium 627mg

RDI%

calcium 13 iron 25 vit A 132 vit C 43
folate 40
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