Butternut Squash and Dark Leafy Green Salad

Posted on Nov 3 2011 - 2:25am by Mike Lieberman
    Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Butternut squash
  • 1/2 onion
  • 3-4 cloves of garlic
  • Dark leafy greens (I used collards and kale)
  • Dash of cayenne pepper
  • 3-4 tablespoons of vegetable broth
  • Teaspoon of cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • Tablespoon of olive oil
    How to make:

  • Cut the squash into cubes.
  • Cut up the onion and mince the garlic.
  • Add the onion to the pan that’s heated with oil.
  • Stir it up until it’s lightly browned.
  • Add the garlic and cayenne.
  • Mix for 20-30 seconds you’ll be able to smell the garlic.
  • Add the butternut squash and mix to coat with the oil.
  • Add the veggie broth and let it cook for 4-5 minutes.
  • While that’s cooking, chop up your greens into bite sized pieces.
  • Keep checking on the squash, stirring it and making sure there is enough liquid.
  • Add the greens.
  • Sprinkle in the salt and pepper and mix it all up.
  • Put the cover on and cook for another 5-10 minutes.
  • When the greens are nice, dark and slightly wilted, it’s ready.

4 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. MaryssaGC November 3, 2011 at 10:37 am -

    This looks fantastic.  Thanks for the recipe! You’re blog is really inspiring.  Do you grow your own squash?

  2. Mike Lieberman November 3, 2011 at 11:17 am -

    Thanks. Don’t nearly have enough space to. I get mines from the farmers market!

  3. ulla November 6, 2011 at 8:44 am -

    This summer, my neighbor had a container on her outside windowsill and fixed it with some wire. The plant itself simply dangled down the front of the house. She managed to grow two decent sized squash in there, so I decided to try that next year. Might work on an LA balcony, too… especially the dangling over the edge of the balcony thing. Unless there’s a danger of squashs falling on peoples heads, that is…

  4. Mike Lieberman November 6, 2011 at 9:57 am -

    Yea don’t want to be dropping squash on people’s heads.

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