Butternut Squash & Crispy Chickpea Salad (& an organicgirl giveaway)
This butternut squash and crispy chickpea salad is simple, flavorful, and filled with texture!
Recipe type: Salad
  • 1 clamshell (4 ounces) organicgirl sweet pea greens
  • 1 medium butternut squash
  • ½ red onion, sliced very thin
  • 1 can (15.5 ounces) chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 4 tablespoons (approx) extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • White cheddar salad love dressing, to taste
  1. First, make the roasted chickpeas. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Rinse and drain the can of chickpeas, then remove the skins. To remove the skin, pinch a chickpea between your thumb and index finger. The skin should slide off. Discard the chickpea skins, and add the chickpeas into a bowl. Toss the chickpeas in olive oil. grated parmesan, garlic salt, and pepper until they are fully coated. Line a baking sheet/tray with parchment paper and pour the chickpeas in a single layer on top. Bake the chickpeas for 35-40 minutes until golden and crispy, shaking the tray halfway through to toss them. Remove from oven and set aside to cool.
  2. Next, roast the butternut squash. Increase the temperature on the oven to 475 degrees F. Cut both ends off of the butternut squash, and then cut the bulb end of the squash off of the neck. Use a vegetable peeler to peel the skin off of the squash, then slice each piece in half lengthwise. Use a spoon to scoop out the seeds from the squash. Cut the squash into ½ inch cubes, then drizzle with olive oil (2+ tablespoons...make sure each piece is coated), and sprinkle generously with salt and pepper. Arrange in a single layer on a nonstick baking sheet, then roast in the oven for 20-25 minutes, until squash is browned and tender. Remove from oven and set aside to cool.
  3. To assemble the salad, place a bed of organicgirl sweet pea greens in a bowl/on a plate. Top with ¼ of the butternut squash cubes, ¼ of the crispy chickpeas, and ¼ of the red onion. Drizzle lightly with white cheddar salad love dressing and toss to coat. Enjoy!!!
Recipe by Helpful Homemade at https://helpfulhomemade.com/butternut-squash-and-crispy-chickpea-salad/