Roasted Acorn Squash + Pear Arugula Salad

Roasted Squash + Pear Arugula Salad

If you’re like me, you still crave salads in the middle of winter (because I feel like salad is always a good idea and they are so simple to make). Well this salad is the perfect robust salad filled with warming, wintery foods. Let’s take a closer peek at what yummy, nourishing foods I decided to incorporate into this salad.

Roasted Squash + Pear Arugula Salad

So for this Roasted Squash + Pear Arugula Salad we have:

☆ arugula
☆ acorn squash
☆ pear
☆ quinoa
☆ cannellinii beans
☆ vegan parmesan cheese
☆ creamy maple tahini dressing

This salad recipe truly is so simple, amazingly flavorful, has just the right amount of sweetness, and has some really nutrient dense foods that will no doubt fill you up (I am suprised at how filling this salad is!).

Roasted Squash + Pear Arugula Salad

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