P.F. Changs Goodness of Fall Contest & My Roasted Butternut Squash Salad {recipe}

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of P.F. Chang’s for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

I just love the modern, unique environment combining influences of Asian and American cultures evident from the décor through the menu at P.F. Chang’s.   Most of all though, I like their ever changing and delicious menu.  Lucky for me, {and you}  the Goodness of Fall is fresh for the tasting at P.F. Chang’s with their new Fall Seasonal Menu.  Not only can we go in for fresh tastes of fall, we are invited to submit fall dishes highlighting seasonal ingredients that are used in P.F. Chang’s new Fall Seasonal Menu!  Scroll down to see my Fall Seasonal Creation of Roasted Butternut Squash Salad using butternut squash, spinach, candied walnuts, green apple and feta cheese with champagne salad dressing.

Butternut Squash Salad

P.F. Chang’s Goodness of Fall Contest

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P.F. Chang’s is hosting The Goodness of Fall Contest, in which contestants will create at least 3 unique fall dishes highlighting 3 of the seasonal ingredients that are used on the new Fall Seasonal Menu. The top 5 recipes will then be submitted to a panel of judges for a chance to win the grand prize! Contest Panelist include: Philip Chiang, Cofounder of P.F. Chang’s; Yuji Iwasa, Head Development Chef at P.F. Chang’s; Mary Melton, Director of Beverage at P.F. Chang’s; and Jennifer Chong; a prominent blogger partner. Prizes include: a $50 daily P.F. Chang’s gift card winner; The grand prize winner and one lucky guest will win a two-night trip to Napa in Spring of 2014, including an exclusive visit to the guest house at a Napa Valley vineyard where judges Philip Chiang and Yuji Iwasa will be cooking some of their favorite dishes. Director of Beverage Mary Melton will also be there, guiding the winners through an extensive wine tasting. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime Napa Valley getaway!

P.F. Chang’s new Fall Seasonal Menu

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P.F. Chang’s new Fall Season Menu looks fabulous with the following additions that you’ll have to go in for a taste test.  {{smiling}}

  • Ginger Jalapeno Mule and Apple Cinnamon Martini
  • Pumpkin Dessert Wontons
  • Apple Cinnamon Martini
  • Apple Dessert Wontons
  • Shanghai Waldorf Salad
  • Crispy Korean Chicken Wings
  • Miso Chicken
  • Harvest Vegetable Quinoa “Fried Rice”
  • Vietnamese Noodles with Steak & Shrimp
  • Citrus Mustard Prawns

Roasted Butternut Squash Salad Recipe

Ingredients

Ingredients:

  • Butternut Squash
  • Granny Smith Apple
  • Baby Spinach
  • Feta Cheese
  • Walnuts
  • Champagne Salad Dressing

How to Roast Squash

Step 1:  Cube butternut squash and spread out on silpat or parchment paper.  Lightly drizzle with olive oil.  Add salt and pepper.  Bake at 400 degrees for 40 minutes turning once halfway through cooking time.

Candied Walnuts

Step 2:  In a small saucepan melt approximately 1 tablespoon of butter with 1 tablespoon of brown sugar.  Add 2/3 cup of chopped walnuts to the saucepan, stir constantly until caramelized 3-4 minutes.  Remove from heat and spread out walnuts on a silpat or parchment paper to cool.

Step 3: Chop apple into tiny wedges.

Step 4: Layer spinach, apple wedges, roasted butternut squash, walnuts and feta cheese.  Drizzle salad dressing on top of salad or you can toss it.  Enjoy!

P.F. Chang Special Offer

Hurry in to P.F. Chang’s to experience the Fall Seasonal Menu!  Don’t forget to enter your recipe to the P.F. Chang Facebook page to be entered for the Napa getaway in the Goodness of Fall Contest!  {{fabulous}}

Which Fall dish are you most excited to try?

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Comments

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    Oh, my, yum. This sounds fantastic. Thanks for linking up to Tip Me Tuesday linky party this week. {knuckle bumps}

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