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Home > RECIPES > Appetizers > Salad - Sweet and Spicy Pear and Butternut with Maple Vinaigrette

Salad - Sweet and Spicy Pear and Butternut with Maple Vinaigrette

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon Maine-ly Drizzle's olive oil of your choice
  • 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • 1 5-ounce container spring greens
  • 1 medium butternut squash, peeled and cubed
  • 2 tablespoons Maine-ly Drizzle's Cinnamon Pear Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1/2 cup sliced red onion
  • 2 pears, sliced
  • 3 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
For the vinaigrette:

Instructions:

Preheat the oven to 400°F. Spray a foil lined baking sheet with cooking spray. In a medium bowl combine the butternut squash, 1 tablespoon of the olive oil, 2 tablespoons cinnamon pear balsamic vinegar and 2 teaspoons of the cayenne pepper. Toss well to coat and spread the butternut cubes on the baking sheet. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until the cubes are soft.

Next, whisk together all the ingredients for the vinaigrette. Set aside.

Fill a bowl with the salad greens. Add the onion, sliced pears, butternut squash cubes and crumbled bacon. Serve with the vinaigrette.