Ingredients per serving


Prepare the Salad

Prepare the Umami Vinaigrette

Finish the Dish

  • Dandelion greens, trimmed, thinly sliced 1.0 bunch
  • Fleur De Sel, As Needed

Sweet and savory roasted butternut squash is mixed with black rice, applewood smoked bacon, enoki mushrooms and dandelion greens before being tossed in a simple yet flavorful umami vinaigrette.



  1. Prepare the Salad

    • Heat oil in a medium sauce pot over medium heat. Add diced onion with a pinch of salt and pepper, and cook until translucent.
    • Stir in rice, add prepared Knorr® Liquid Concentrated Vegetable Base and Knorr® Ultimate Intense Flavors Roast Umami. When rice is cooked, drain and spread on baking sheet to remove moisture and cool.
    • In a large sauté pan, melt butter and add Knorr® Ultimate Intense Flavors Roast Umami. Pour mixture over sliced squash and toss to coat evenly. Season with salt and pepper. Roast squash on a lined baking sheet for 10-15 minutes at 400F, or until tender.
    • Pan fry lardons until crispy. Drain, and reserve, fat. Reserve lardons and fat.
    • In the same pan, sear the enoki mushrooms. Set aside.
  2. Prepare the Umami Vinaigrette

    • Whisk vinaigrette by combining oil, bacon fat, champagne vinegar, Knorr® Ultimate Intense Flavors Roast Umami, Dijon, grainy mustard, and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Finish the Dish

    • Combine all ingredients and gently toss with enough Umami Vinaigrette to coat. Sprinkle with fleur de sel.