A Dressing That Does It All
Salads are a cornerstone of a healthy diet, and the dressing alone in this dish packs a nutritious punch: It’s made with extra-virgin olive oil, which contains compounds like oleocanthal and oleuropein that possess anti-inflammatory properties, and it’s sweetened with honey, rich in cardioprotective flavonoids and phenolic compounds linked to reduced risk of heart disease.
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1. Make dressing: In a blender, purée all dressing ingredients. Set aside.
2. Make salad: Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl, toss together squash, tempeh and oil. Spread on sheet. Roast until squash is tender, about 30 minutes.
3. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, bring vinegar and honey to a simmer on medium-high. Add onion and remove from heat. Let stand about 15 minutes. Drain and set aside.
4. Place lettuces on a platter or in a large bowl. Top with squash mixture, beans, avocado and pickled onion. Drizzle with dressing and sprinkle with cheese; toss just before serving.
Make Ahead: Make dressing and pickled onions up to 3 days ahead; store in separate airtight containers in the fridge. The squash and tempeh can be roasted up to 2 days ahead and refrigerated in an airtight container. Assemble before serving.
- Serving Size 1/6 of recipe
- Calories 473
- Carbohydrate Content 31 g
- Cholesterol Content 5 mg
- Fat Content 34 g
- Fiber Content 10 g
- Protein Content 15 g
- Saturated Fat Content 6 g
- Sodium Content 192 mg
- Sugar Content 6.5 g
- Monounsaturated Fat Content 23 g
- Polyunsaturated Fat Content 5 g