Who else is ready for Thanksgiving? Is your 10-course menu all planned out, your grocery list alphabetized, and your seating arrangement thoughtfully set? No?
I’m not that organized or fancy either. To be fair though, it’s just Aaron and me this year hanging out in Southern California trying to avoid all signs of winter, so it’s going to be a very laid back (and hopefully in the 70s and sunny!) holiday. Aaron would be content with pizza and cookies for Thanksgiving dinner, but I’d like it to be more festive. Pumpkin and apples and spices and
tofurky squash! I just love those Thanksgiving flavors, and this wholesome Delicata Squash, Quinoa and Kale Salad with Lemon-Tahini Dressing has them in spades.
This week (and probably next week if I’m being honest with myself), Pickles & Honey will be all about the vegan Thanksgiving recipes. For me, the side dishes are where it’s at. I like to pile my plate high with roasted veggies, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, and a big ol’ hearty salad. Today’s salad recipe is from one of my top 5 favorite cookbooks of all time, The Oh She Glows Cookbook. I kid you not, every recipe is a winner. Angela has a knack for making really approachable, practical food that’s this great balance of comforting and nutritious. It’s food that makes you feel good.
This Delicata Squash, Quinoa and Kale Salad requires just 12 ingredients and 30 minutes of prep time. Also, no peeling the squash! Delicata squash has a thin, edible skin and it’s easy to chop. And like all of the recipes in The Oh She Glows Cookbook, it’s hearty and comforting while still being light and energizing.
Oh She Glows Kale Salad with Delicata Squash & Quinoa
Prep Time: 30 mins Cook Time: 30 mins Total Time: 1 hour
This Oh She Glows Kale Salad is always a crowd-pleaser. All you need are 12 ingredients and 30 minutes of prep. It's hearty, comforting, and healthy too!
Try roasting the red onion along with the squash for a deep, caramelized flavor.
Reprinted from The Oh She Glows Cookbook by arrangement with Avery Books. Copyright © 2014 Angela Liddon.