This Creamy Kabocha & Fig Salad captures the essence of fall, with earthy kabocha pumpkins melded together with ripe figs, savory miso, and rich cream cheese and butter.
It's not the most obvious pairing, but the synergy here is real. Kabocha is sweet and starchy, giving it a taste and texture that's closer to sweet potato than zucchini, and the combination of miso and cream cheese creates a velvety umami-packed flavor that tastes like macaroni and cheese.
Mashed together, it makes for an unctuous side for savory roasts and stews. Its only shortcoming is in the texture department. That's where the figs come in. They bring juicy bursts of sweetness while the seeds provide an audible textural contrast that pops with every bite.
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