Acorn Squash Salad

2 med acorn squash
1/2 c olive oil
1/3 c fresh cilantro
6 tbsp orange juice
3 tbsp maple syrup
2 tbsp minced candied ginger
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
salad greens (one handful per serving, washed, dried, lightly dressed in extra virgin olive oil).
1 3/4 c whole milk

Preheat oven to 375 F. Cut the squash in half and scoop out the seeds. Place the squash cut-sides down on a baking sheet. Bake until tender (30-45min). Cool completely, scoop out the soft flesh, and roughly chop. Place the squash in a bowl and set aside. Combine the olive oil, cilantro, orange juice, maple syrup, ginger, salt, and cayenne in a blender. Blend well. Pour the dressing over the squash and toss gently. Chill for a tleast 1 hr to allow the flavors to combine. Serve on a bed of lightly dressed greens

from the "Farmer John's Cookbook"  a great seasonal eating guide