Fall and winter are all about comfort foods but that doesn't mean they have to be calorie laden and smothered in cheese. Don't get me wrong, my first choice for comfort food in the cold months is pasta, macaroni and cheese or a big bowl of creamy soup. Sometimes though in between those meals a simple, nutritious salad is just as comforting a meal.
This roasted acorn salad it perfect and easy. All you do is roast the acorn squash, the seeds, and a sweet potato then add some cranberries (and cheese if you like) and you have a delicious meal. You could add a little chicken too if you want some protein or a small bowl of soup as well.
The salad is to customize, if you do not have acorn squash add butternut, don't like sweet potatoes than skip them. You could add dried cherries, pecans, walnuts or any other dried fruit or nuts and seeds that you like.
This salad would also make a light and delicious addition to your Thanksgiving, Christmas or holiday celebrations. Or you could make this salad for your guests to eat with the leftovers from your holiday meals.