• 1butternut squash (about 2.5 pounds)
  • 1/2cupdried cranberries or cherries
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2cupolive oil
  • 1 1/2Tbspbalsamic vinegar
  • 1/4cupmaple syrup
  • 1/2tspcinnamon
  • 2Tbspdijon mustard
  • 3Tbspwater
  • 1/4tspsalt
  • pepper, to taste
  1. Grate the raw butternut squash using the largest holes of a box grater.
  2. Combine the squash, dried cranberries or cherries, salt, and pepper in a bowl.
  3. Add dressing to taste. Toss, taste, and adjust the seasoning.
  4. Combine all of the dressing ingredients except the pepper in a mixing bowl.
  5. Add pepper, to taste.
  6. Shake well. Toss the dressing with the salad. Adjust seasonings if necessary.
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