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Golden Harvest Strudel with Creamy Gorgonzola & Mirco Green Herb Salad

Main Ingredient: Vegetables

Yield: 6 servings



  • 3 cups finely diced butternut squash
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground pepper
  • 2 cups thinly sliced onion
  • 2 teaspoons sweet and spicy pepper sauce, such as Tabasco
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 12 thawed phyllo sheets
  • 1/2 c. melted butter
  • 1/2 c. Italian-style grating cheese or Parmesan, finely grated
  • 4 ounces crisp cooked Applewood smoked bacon, finely crumbled
  • 1-1/2 cups gorgonzola cheese, crumbled



  • 1 c. micro greens or chiffonade of watercress
  • 2 tablespoons fresh Italian parsley leaves, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chervil leaves
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp. finely ground sea salt


  1. Preheat oven to 400° F.
  2. Place butternut squash in a shallow baking dish. Drizzle with half of the extra virgin olive oil; season with salt and pper. Roast 10 to 15 minutes or until tender. While butternut squash if roasting, carmelize onion in remaining extra virgin olive oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat. This should take about 15 minutes. During the last 5 minutes, stir in the sweet and spicy sauce, honey and balsamic.
  3. Lay out one shet of phyllo; brush lightly with butter and sprinkly lightly with Italian-style grating cheese. Repeat with remaining phyllo sheets. Spread caramelized onions and roasted butternut squash over one half of the phyllo to 1-1/2" of the sides. Sprinkle with bacon and gorgonzola. Roll jellyroll style from the filling side, tucking in the sides. Place seam side down on a baking sheet. Cut three diagonal slits on top of phyllo. Bake 15 to 20 minutes, until golden brown. Cool on wire rack 5 to 7 minutes before slicing.
  4. To prep micro green herb salad simply toss greens and herbs in a small bowl. Drizzle with olive oil and lemon juice; seaon with salt. Toss to blend. Slice strudel; place on plate. Mound salad over strudel slices.



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