Jihan Murray Smith of etiquette consulting company Tea and Crumpets helps Date Night Hero trainee Stephaney Harris prepare for her first holiday with her boyfriend’s family. Learn how to prepare spinach and butternut squash salad – the perfect side dish that you can prepare to become your own Date Night Hero!
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520 per serving
- 6 cup spinach
- 1 butternet squash, (or 4 cups cubed squash
- 2 cup walnuts
- 1-1/2 cup cranberries
- 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 tablespoons dijon mustard
- 2/3 cup olive oil
Lay the Foundation Out
Place spinach and cranberries on a beautiful plate (do not cook).
Place cubed squash on a baking sheet and drizzle squash with maple syrup (not much), cinnamon, and nutmeg. Bake until tender and caramelized.
Toast walnuts on stove top to release flavors.
Continue the Build
Put baked squash over spinach and walnuts.
Add Your Dressing
In a sauce pan heat cider vinegar with the syrup and whisk in the mustard. Add salt and pepper to taste. Drizzle over the salad. And enjoy!