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Acorn Squash and Lentil Salad


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Acorn Squash and Lentil Salad

I love Acorn Squash Chips now I have a new way to use them on top of this delicious salad filled with lentils and greens and a sprinkling of cheese. I used this amazing Goat Cheese Parmesan I just got from the Cheese Guy, but any cheese should work from Feta to goat to pecorino.


  • Prep Time : 20 min
  • Cook Time : 40 min
  • Ready Time : 1 hour




  • 1/2 acorn squash and acorn squash seeds
  • 1 cup green lentils
  • 2 bunches arugula
  • 1 ounce cheese of choice


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey
  • salt and pepper to taste


Cut squash and remove seeds.  Wash the seeds, strain and place on a baking pan with 1 teaspoon oil or butter and a little salt.

Preheat oven to 350 and roast seeds for about 10 minutes.  Allow to cool.

Bring up temperature of the oven to 400.  Slice squash thin and mix with just enough oil to coat, then add a sprinkling of salt.  Place on parchment paper on baking sheet, don’t overlap.  Roast for about 20 minutes, turning pieces over half way through.  Remove from heat.

Meanwhile, bring 1 cup of lentils and 2 1/2 cups water to a boil then simmer for 20-25 minutes until soft, but not mushy.  I prefer the green French lentils for salads.  Drain and mix with some salt to taste and set aside to cool.

Prepare the dressing.  Mix all ingredients in a jar or whisk in bowl.

When ready to serve, lay lettuce on plate, top with lentils, then the dressing then the squash chips and seeds and a sprinkling of cheese.


About Tamar Genger MA, RD


Tamar lives in New York and is the mother of three amazing children, a Registered Dietitian, professor of Nutrition, and as you can probably guess, a foodie! Tamar loves to travel with her family and visits kosher restaurants wherever she goes. Although she loves the sights, she spends more time talking about the restaurants and food she ate! As a mom and a nutritionist, Tamar tries to balance her passion for healthy cooking with her insatiable desire for chocolate!




4 Responses to Acorn Squash and Lentil Salad

  1. This looks Delicious. I love acorn squash, And this salad is a great way to incorporate it.

  2. Love incorporating different veggies into salads! Such a refreshing recipe with root vegetables, to balance out all the heavier ones that tend to come along with potatoes and the like being used!

  3. avatar says: chaya

    Do you peel the acorn squash?

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