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Miso Roasted Acorn Squash + Pomegranate Salad w/Waffled Cheddar Apple + Tahini Grilled Cheese Triangles.

At first, I was not sure if miso and cheese would go together, but let me tell you, they do. And so deliciously well. This salad may seem crazy from the title, and look simple from the pictures, but really it's a mix of both.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Course, Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 626kcal


Acorn Squash

Salad + Dressing

Waffled Cheddar Apple Grilled Cheese Triangles

  • 2 tablespoons buter
  • 2 sesame seed bagels
  • 4 slices sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 slice a small green apple thinly
  • 1/4 cup tahini


  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl whisk together the molasses, white miso, maple syrup and melted coconut oil, add a pinch of pepper. Next add the sliced acorn squash, toss well to coat. Spread the squash out in a single layer on a baking sheet. Roast until squash is tender and starting to caramelize, 35 to 45 minutes, flipping the squash halfway through cooking.
  • Meanwhile make the dressing. Add the pomegranate juice to a small sauce pan and bring to a boil. Simmer for 15 minutes or until the juice is reduced to about 3/4 cup. Remove from the heat. Add the molasses, vinegar, sesame oil, hot chile sesame oil, fresh ginger, salt and pepper. Whisk to combine and taste, adjust to your liking. Stir in 1/4 cup pomegranate arils.
  • Once the squash is done cooking, preheat your waffle maker to medium-low heat (or use a griddle/skillet). Butter the outside of you bagels. On the inside, add a slice of cheddar, a few slices of apples and a drizzle of tahini. Add another slice of cheddar and then the top half of the bagel. Repeat with the other bagel. Add one bagel at a time to the waffle maker, slowly pressing it down as it cooks. Cook about 2-3 minutes or until the bagel is lightly crisped. Repeat with the remaining bagel.
  • Divide the kale among plates. Sprinkle with remaining pomegranate arils and drizzle with the dressing. Add the roasted squash. Slice each bagel into quarters and place over top of the salad. Drizzle with more dressing if desired. Eat while warm!


Serving: 2g | Calories: 626kcal | Carbohydrates: 73g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 563mg | Potassium: 1247mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 7275IU | Vitamin C: 93.6mg | Calcium: 369mg | Iron: 3.8mg