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Rubbed Kale with Butternut Squash
©2013 PAULDING & CO - a full catering kitchen based in San Francisco. Reprinted with permission.

This healthy dish is wonderful warm or cold. What an enjoyable way to incorporate kale and squash into your diet!

1 butternut squash (roughly 3 lbs.)
1 bunch very fresh kale
4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
salt & freshly ground pepper

1/8 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/8 cup chopped fresh parsley
1 large garlic clove, minced
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/8 teaspoon cayenne, or to taste
salt to taste
2-3 Tbs. freshly squeezed lemon juice

Preheat oven to 350°F. Top and tail the squash, halve it crosswise, put each piece flat-side down on the cutting board, and peel with a sharp chef’s knife. Remove the seeds with a spoon, and cut the squash into 1-inch cubes. Place in a large bowl, toss with 2 tablespoons olive oil and season lightly with salt & freshly ground pepper. Spread on a parchment-paper covered sheet pan. Roast 20-25 minutes, until the squash is tender and starting to brown.

While the squash roasts, strip the kale from it’s ribs (easy to do by just running your fingers along the rib on both sides, bottom to top), wash it well, and cut
into fine ribbons. Mix with 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large bowl, and rub and massage the kale until it softens, about 2 minutes.

Make the sauce by combining the ingredients in a food processor. Pulse to puree to a saucy consistency. Combine with the softened kale. Finally, toss the hot squash with the sauce and kale, and serve. (Makes 12-15 sides.)

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