Today I pair the long awaited butternut squash with a light radish and pea shoot salad for a lovely Summer meets Fall version. Rounding out the flavors is the orange parsley dressing. It's light yet hearty, soft and crunchy all in one bite. Delicious.
This is definitely a 'use a fork and knife' brushetta over a simple 'pick it up and take a bite' one and that just adds to the dishs' depth and character.
Try this out as a plated appetizer or salad course at your next dinner party- you'll get some well deserved Fat and Happy kudos!
Fat and Happy Food Blog Tips and Techniques: Though they have different flavors, pumpkin and squash are so similar in texture you can use either in this recipe.
Squash and Pea Shoot Salad Bruschetta
4 radishes, thinly sliced
1/4 cup celery, chopped
1 can chickpeas
2 cups butternut squash, cubed
2 oz goat cheese
1 cup pea shoots
1 tsp fresh thyme
6 baguette slices
1 packed cup Italian parsley
juice of 1 orange
4-6 tbls sesame (or olive) oil
Himalayan pink salt and fresh black pepper
Mix together the dressing: blend (or finely chop together) the parsley with the orange juice, 2-3 tablespoons of oil and salt; use additional oil if needed to achieve desired consistency Set aside.
Over medium heat, warm a tablespoon of oil. Add the cubed squash and cook until just fork tender, not mushy. Add in the chickpeas and celery with a good pinch of salt and pepper, toss well and turn off the heat.
Toss the radishes, pea shoots and fresh thyme with the remaining tablespoon of oil and a pinch of salt and pepper, set aside.
Toast the baguette slices under the broiler. ( Rub a little oil on each slice for the best results and to avoid a dry bread.) Pile scoop of the warm squash and chickpea mixture on top of each bread slice. Top with a bit of the radish and pea shoot salad. Crumble the goat cheese over the top. Drizzle each with the orange parsley dressing. Grind fresh black pepper over the top.
To know more about Chief Dr Lucky you can visit his website (https://chiefdrluckyherbaltherapy.wordpress.com/)ReplyDelete
A friend that suffered from Herpes and was cure with the help of this great herbal doctor Chief Lucky so i decided to contact him for help in getting rid of my families genital herpes virus 1/2 which i did and all i was told to provide was just some useful information and some materials used in preparation of the natural cure and that i did and now i am the happiest person on earth because i am writing this testimony of mine with joy and happiness in my heart to the whole world to know that natural remedy is real because i am a living testimony of Chief Lucky traditional herbal cure and i want you all to contact Chief Lucky via his email: firstname.lastname@example.org or WhatsApp him +2348132777335 am sure he will help you too.