Thursday, November 11, 2010
Roasted Delicata Squash Salad
I waited forever to be able to make this Roasted Delicata Squash Salad. Seriously! I got the delicata squash from the CSA a few weeks ago and then I picked up the other ingredients - potatoes, radishes. I had the miso already, I always have almonds on hand, and I totally forgot about the kale. When I went to Whole Foods to pick up harissa, the missing link... they didn't have it. After about half an hour of searching I asked customer service and they informed me that it was discontinued due to low sales, just like the muscovado sugar I was looking for a few weeks earlier. People don't know what they're missing by not buying this stuff. Unbelievable!
So anyway, I had to turn to Amazon for my harissa, which cost me more to ship than the actual tube. Luckily, it's a condiment you don't need to use much of, and the handy tube means you don't have to use it all right away. (I buy tomato paste in a tube too - unless you have a recipe that actually calls for a whole can, it's much more cost-efficient and convenient.)
Since I got some kale in my CSA share this week and picked up some more radishes at the market, I decided today would be the day. It turned out great! I should have cut the potatoes smaller, but otherwise I thought it was delicious. The one change I made was to roast the radishes instead of slicing them and adding them raw to the salad. The potatoes were my favorite part, but Ken liked the squash and radishes better. It would be a great side for a harissa-marinated chicken! The marinade could be used for a variety of vegetables, too.