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einka-salad-with-kale-and-squash

Servings: 6

Recipe by: Stewart Dietz for Food & Wine Magazine

Ingredients:
1 pound peeled butternut squash, cut into 1/2-inch dice (3 cups)
6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Salt
Freshly ground pepper
2 cups Whole Grain Einka (einkorn)
10 ounces Tuscan kale, stemmed, leaves sliced crosswise 1/4 inch thick (4 cups)
2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
1/2 cup minced shallots
1 tablespoon finely chopped sage
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/3 cup dry white wine
1/4 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley

Method:
Preheat the oven to 400°. On a rimmed baking sheet, toss the squash with 2 tablespoons of the olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast the squash for 20 to 25 minutes, until tender. Transfer to a large bowl.

Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, cover the whole grain Einka with 5 cups of water and 1/4 teaspoon of salt and bring to a boil. Simmer over moderate heat until tender, 25 minutes.

Add the kale to the Einka, cover and remove from the heat; let stand until the kale is wilted, 5 minutes. Drain well and add the wheat and kale to the squash. Add the vinegar and 2 tablespoons of the oil to the salad, season with salt and pepper and toss.

In a medium skillet, heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil. Add the shallots and a pinch of salt and cook over moderately high heat until just starting to brown, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the sage and cook for 1 minute, until fragrant. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add the wine and simmer, stirring, until evaporated. Scrape the shallot and garlic into the salad and toss. Season with salt and pepper, garnish with parsley and serve.