Warm Salad of Kabocha and Goat Cheese with Currant Raisins Recipe

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Warm Salad of Kabocha and Goat Cheese with Currant Raisins Recipe
Kabochas
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Kabochas

Here’s a great, seasonal starter for two that’s quick and easy to make. (You could even use a toaster oven to make this.) Goat cheese is browned on top of slices of kabocha squash, and paired with a simple salad of frisée.

2
Servings
589
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 slices kabocha squash, seeded and halved
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 4 ounces goat cheese
  • 3 ounces frisée
  • 1 teaspoon chives, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon currant raisins
  • 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon toasted pumpkin seeds, for garnish

Directions

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. 

Rub the kabocha with the olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper, to taste. Place on a baking sheet and roast until lightly browned at the edges and soft. 

Turn the oven to broil. Fill the cavities of the squash with the goat cheese and broil until soft throughout and browned. Place the frisée, chives, and raisins in a bowl and toss with the vinegar, extra-virgin olive oil, salt, and pepper. Serve with the kabocha and goat cheese, garnished with the pumpkin seeds.

Salad Shopping Tip

Buy green leafy vegetables like arugula, watercress, and collards – they are good sources of vitamins A, C, and K and minerals like iron and calcium.

Salad Cooking Tip

Brighten up sandwiches or salads with small, tender leaves like spinach and add larger, tougher leaves like kale to soups and stews.

Salad Wine Pairing

Salads with vinegar-based dressings don't go well with wine. Albariño, torrontés, or riesling with seafood or poultry salads in mayonnaise- or cream-based dressings; pinot gris/grigio, sauvignon blanc, sémillion, or grüner veltliner with salads with lemon juice-based dressings.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
40g
61%
Sugar
3g
N/A
Saturated Fat
12g
61%
Cholesterol
26mg
9%
Protein
15g
30%
Carbs
52g
17%
Vitamin A
364µg
40%
Vitamin B12
0.1µg
1.8%
Vitamin B6
0.9mg
43.2%
Vitamin C
58mg
97%
Vitamin D
0.2µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
5mg
25%
Vitamin K
148µg
100%
Calcium
276mg
28%
Fiber
9g
35%
Folate (food)
128µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
128µg
32%
Iron
5mg
27%
Magnesium
165mg
41%
Monounsaturated
22g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
4mg
18%
Phosphorus
328mg
47%
Polyunsaturated
3g
N/A
Potassium
1749mg
50%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
18.3%
Sodium
1323mg
55%
Thiamin (B1)
0.7mg
45%
Zinc
1mg
9%

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