Roasted Butternut Squash with a Cocoa Nib Vinaigrette

4 lbs of butternut squash, peeled and cut into 3/4″ cubes

4 oz pancetta – thinly sliced

1 finely minced shallot 1 cup of balsamic vinegar, reduced to 1/4th cup 2 Tbs Cocoa Nibs 1 Tbs Honey 1/4 cup rosemary/garlic infused olive oil (see recipe below) Salt to Taste

Preheat oven to 350 [...]

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