Some salads only need the slightest boost to go from ordinary to extraordinary. That’s the case with this Delicata Squash & Arugula Salad. A little brushing of Apple Cider Vinaigrette enhances the natural sweetness of this fall and winter vegetable. Delicata squash is a particular favorite because unlike butternut squash, it doesn’t requiring peeling the skin before cooking, or eating. I love to make use of the whole thing, so give the seeds a roast alongside the squash slices. They’re a perfect, crunchy contrast in this salad.
It’s peak season at the farm stand right now. I feel like a kid in a candy shop with every visit. While nothing seems to beat a grilled ear of fresh corn, using the kernels raw in a salad is a close contender. I’ve been addicted to this combination lately.
The arugula has a spicy bite that plays so nicely with sweetness of the peaches and corn. The corn also adds a nice crunch, which leaves me feeling quite content. Sesame seeds are my go-to garnish on salads for no other reason than my unapologetic love for them—there’s always a jar within arm’s reach on the counter. Pistachios would be amazing here, too, and might’ve been my first choice had some been in the pantry.
Full disclosure, this salad serves two if you’re good at sharing (ahem), otherwise you might want to double on it. Now, enough talk, let’s get to the recipe.
Pizza is a year-round regular at our house. Once the temps heat up, I swap in my BBQ for the oven, and take my pizza-making habits outdoors. This Grilled Mediterranean Pizza is hearty, filling, and perfect for hosting a crowd, but also comes together quickly for a fast weeknight dinner.
Get the recipe here.
This is a perfect and simple and perfectly simple salad.
If you’ve ever been to the Central Farm Market in Bethesda, you have probably either seen or stood in the line at Young’s Harvest where Rob (pictured above) sells his incredible greens: spinach, arugula, salad mix, sprouts…. If you haven’t been, they’re worth the trip. (And you’ll find our stand right next to Rob’s).