Written By Gary Hynes Recipes Apr 7, 2011 Kabocha Squash Salad with Apple and Mixed Greens SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestWhen I approached Naotatsu Ito about contributing a recipe for EAT’s recipe box, the chef generously invited me into the Daidoco kitchen to watch him make his own dinner once the lunch rush was over. Here is the salad he made, using all organic produce from Umi Nami Farm in Metchosin.1 Gala apple, cored and cut into matchsticks½ lb. kabocha squash, cut into matchsticks (about 1 cup)4 oz. mixed greens1 tbsp. garlic oil1 tsp. fresh lime juice¼ cup sliced blanched almonds Preparation:Stir a pinch of salt into a medium bowl with water. Rinse apple matchsticks in salt water to prevent discoloration. Drain quickly and set aside. Place kabocha squash matchsticks in a medium nonstick frying pan. Cover with water and bring to a boil. Cook for 2-3 minutes until squash is tender but not soft. Drain. Gently toss apple and squash and arrange on a bed of mixed greens. Drizzle with garlic oil and lime juice. Garnish with blanched almonds. Cook’s note: Chef Naotatsu used a homemade garlic oil, telling me to simply crush a few cloves and simmer in canola oil until the garlic turns golden brown. I used 4 crushed garlic cloves to 1/4 cup canola oil with good results.Refrigerate leftover oil for up to a week.RecipesSaladStarterVegetarian SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Gary Hynes Gary Hynes, a writer and photographer, founded EAT magazine in 1998 and is its editor and chief paperboy. He studied Electronic Music with Samuel Dolan at Toronto’s Royal Conservatory of Music, Audio Recording Technology at ... Read More You may also like Recipes / Side dish July 22, 2016 DIY Blueberry Jam with Lavender and Lemon One of the reasons I love blueberries is because they make great jam, due to their naturally occurring high levels of pectin. They are also a welcome ... Read More Main course / Recipes March 30, 2016 Swiss Chard “Cabbage” Rolls Swiss Chard is a cool weather plant. Though once established, it grows well in the garden and can produce year round. Come spring, Swiss Chard will ... Read More Recipes / Salad March 1, 2016 What to Make with Winter Fruit: Think Pomelo & Persimmon Here’s a small disclaimer about me…I don’t really like fruit. I know! It’s seems ludicrous but it’s no lie. Actually, I ... Read More Dessert / Recipes February 28, 2016 Sunday Baking Project Recipe selection for you Sunday baking project: Broma Bakery’s White Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies with Fresh Blueberries. These cookies are ... Read More Recipes / Side dish December 22, 2015 Vegetarian Crock-Pot Stuffing Every Christmas I seem to run into the same problem: not enough space in the oven! Especially since it’s all about timing when it comes to the ... Read More Beverage / Dessert / Main course / Recipes December 4, 2015 A main course, dessert and a cider float using local apples Autumn has officially arrived and so has apple season! One of the most cultivated fruits; the apples bears a bountiful harvest. A diverse fruit in ... Read More Comments are closed.