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Chicken and Butternut Squash Salad with Tahini Dressing

Grilled Chicken and Roasted Butternut Squash Salad with Tahini Dressing

A rustic salad that is substantial enough to be served as an entree. Fresh kale greens, topped with grilled chicken, roasted butternut squash, drizzled with a zesty lemon tahini dressing, and topped with toasted pine nuts. Flavorful and bursting with nutrition.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 322 kcal

Ingredients

FOR THE DRESSING

  • 3 tbsp tahini
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1-2 tbsp water as needed
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Salt to taste

FOR THE SALAD

  • 1 lb chicken breast (cooked - grilled or roasted)
  • 1 large butternut squash (peeled, halved, seeded, and diced)
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 package of kale salad mix (about 10 - 12oz)
  • ¼ cup pine nuts (toasted)
  • Juice of ½ a lemon
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

TO MAKE THE DRESSING

  1. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and whisk well. Add water tablespoon by tablespoon until desired consistency is reached.

TO MAKE THE SALAD:

  1. Heat oven to 425 and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Toss the diced squash with olive oil and spread in an even layer on the prepared baking sheet. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Roast, stirring occasionally, until the squash is tender and slightly caramelized, about 30-35 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool for at least 15 minutes.
  4. Place kale salad in a large bowl. Squeeze lemon juice over the salad and sprinkle with a bit of salt. Massage the salad using your hands, just enough to soften it slightly and to evenly distribute the lemon juice and salt.
  5. Divide the salad mix evenly between 4 serving plates. Top each evenly with cooked chicken breast, and butternut squash. Drizzle dressing evenly over salads. Sprinkle with pine nuts and serve.

Recipe Notes

Entire recipe makes 4 servings

Serving size is about 3 cups

Each serving = 4 Points*

*based only on ingredients with an SP Freestyle value

Nutrition Facts
Grilled Chicken and Roasted Butternut Squash Salad with Tahini Dressing
Amount Per Serving
Calories 322 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 1.4g 7%
Cholesterol 73mg 24%
Sodium 111mg 5%
Potassium 1196mg 34%
Total Carbohydrates 22g 7%
Dietary Fiber 4.1g 16%
Sugars 3.4g
Protein 30.5g 61%
Calcium 16%
Iron 21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.