Salads are always a great way to enjoy nutrient-rich foods! Many people love salads as a summer delight when consuming lighter fare; however, adding warming, hearty winter vegetables like butternut squash to salads can make them delicious for the winter season, too.
Boost senior nutrition with this antioxidant-rich salad. The vibrant colors of the salad easily communicate how healthy it is, and the antioxidants are protective against disease and fight inflammation. The healthy ingredients in this salad make it perfect for almost any senior. This is a perfect dish for anyone with diabetes, or for older adults fighting cancer, heart disease or other health issues.
Time: 30 minutes
- ½ cup butternut squash, cubed
- 2 cups arugula
- ¼ green apple, thinly sliced
- ¼ cup pomegranate seeds
- ¼ cup red onion, sliced
- ¼ cup feta cheese
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Toss squash with 1 tablespoon olive oil and roast for 25 minutes.
- In a large bowl, combine arugula, squash, apple, onion, pomegranate seeds and feta.
- Top salad with remaining oil and vinegar and toss.