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SPRING GREENS WITH BUTTERNUT SQUASH

Ingredients:
2 small acorn squash
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 cups leaf lettuce
2 tablespoons sunflower seeds
4 teaspoons honey

Directions:
Pierce the squash several times with a sharp knife to let the steam escape during cooking. Microwave each squash on high until tender, about 5 minutes. Turn the squash after 3 minutes to ensure even cooking.

Place the squash on a cutting board and cut in half. Scrape the seeds out of the center of each half and discard the seeds. Remove the pulp of the squash and put into a mixing bowl. Repeat with the second squash. There should be about 2 cups of pulp. Sprinkle squash with the brown sugar and add the margarine. Mix until smooth. Set aside to cool slightly.

Divide the lettuce amount on 4 salad plates. Top each with 1/2 cup of the squash mixture, 1/2 tablespoon sunflower seeds and 1 teaspoon honey. Serve immediately.

Serves 4


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