Butternut Squash Salad

Butternut Squash Salad

Salty feta cheese and olives are the perfect flavor balance to sweet, caramelized butternut squash in this simple, satisfying side dish. Bulk the salad up with rotisserie chicken and serve over  rice, quinoa or couscous for a hearty fall entree.

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  2. Toss together squash, onion, 3 tablespoons of the oil, 1 teaspoon of the salt, and 1/2 teaspoon of the pepper on rimmed baking sheet.
  3. Roast in preheated oven until squash is browned and tender, 20 to 25, rotating pan on rack after 15 minutes.
  4. Let stand until cool enough to handle.
  5. Meanwhile, whisk together vinegar, lemon juice, honey, oregano,  remaining 2 tablespoons oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a small bowl until thoroughly combined.
  6. Combine chickpeas, olives, and arugula in a large bowl; drizzle with dressing, and toss to combine.
  7. Add squash mixture and feta; toss lightly to combine.
  8. Sprinkle with parsley, and serve immediately.