Curry-Roasted Acorn Squash & Kale Salad with Parmesan Frico, Apple, and Honey-Balsamic Vinaigrette

Curry-Roasted Acorn Squash & Kale Salad with Parmesan Frico, Apple, and Honey-Balsamic Vinaigrette

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We love acorn squash for its sweet, slightly chestnut-y flavor. It’s even better caramelized with fragrant yellow curry and a pinch of cayenne. If you’ve never made Parmesan frico before, you’re in for a treat—they’re crisps made entirely from melted cheese!

Tags:Gluten free

Produced in a facility that processes milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, and soybean.

Total Time45 minutes
Cooking difficultyLevel 2
serving amount
Ingredientsarrow down iconarrow down icon
serving amount

32 ounce

Acorn Squash

12 ounce


2 ounce

Parmesan Cheese


1 unit


1 tablespoon


1 tablespoon

Balsamic Vinegar

1 teaspoon

Curry Powder

1 teaspoon

Cayenne Pepper

1 unit


Not included in your delivery

7 teaspoon

Olive Oil

Nutrition Values/ per serving
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/ per serving
Energy (kJ)2895.328 kJ
Calories692 kcal
Fat27 g
Saturated Fat8 g
Carbohydrate107 g
Sugar40 g
Dietary Fiber17 g
Protein24 g
Sodium421 mg
Due to the different suppliers we purchase our products from, nutritional facts per meal can vary from the website to what is received in the delivered box, depending on your region.
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Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Halve the acorn squash, then scoop out and discard the seeds. Slice the squash into ½-inch wedges. Toss the squash on a baking sheet with a drizzle of olive oil, the curry, a pinch of cayenne (we used 1/8 teaspoon), salt, and pepper. Place in the oven for 35-40 minutes, flipping half way through cooking, until soft and golden brown.


Make the Parmesan frico: while the squash roasts, line another baking sheet with parchment paper. If you do not have parchment, lightly oil the baking sheet. Place the Parmesan (about 1 heaping teaspoon at a time) onto the parchment to form 2-inch circles, each about 1 inch apart. Make sure the Parmesan is layered evenly. It should look like you’re about to bake a batch of cookies! Place the baking sheet in the oven for 4-5 minutes, watching constantly, until golden brown throughout. Set aside to cool.


Remove and discard the kale stems, then tear the kale leaves into 1-inch pieces. Halve, peel, and mince the shallot.


Make the honey-balsamic vinaigrette: in a large bowl, whisk together 1 teaspoon honey (reserving the rest for later), 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar, 2 tablespoons olive oil, and shallot (to taste). Season with salt and pepper.


Toss the kale into the vinaigrette and massage with your hands until the kale softens slightly. Season with salt and pepper.


When the acorn squash is ready, remove the baking sheet from the oven and drizzle squash with the remaining honey. Halve, core, and thinly slice the apple. Toss the apple into the kale mixture along with any remaining shallot, if desired.


Plate the kale salad, then top with the acorn squash and Parmesan frico. Enjoy!