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Kale And Squash Salad

This butternut squash kale salad is so easy and delicious

Kale And Squash Salad

Immune-boosting kale, squash, purple cabbage, arugula, almonds, basil and pears are all tossed in a tangy-sweet dressing.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: kale butternut squash salad
Servings: 2
Calories: 428kcal


For the Salad

  • Olive oil spray
  • 10 oz From 1 small butternut squash, cut into ½-inch cubes
  • 1 tsp Olive oil
  • ¼ tsp Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 10 Medium Lacinato kale leaves, stems removed, thinly sliced
  • 2 cup Baby arugula
  • 2 tbsp Chopped basil
  • 1 Small pear, seeded and cut into 1-inch pieces (I used D’anjou)
  • 1 cup Shredded purple cabbage
  • 2 tbsp Sliced almonds, toasted
  • 1 oz Crumbled bleu cheese

For the dressing

  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Honey
  • ½ tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp Water
  • Pinch kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Spray a medium sheet pan with oil, add the squash, oil, salt and pepper and toss to coat.
  • Roast for 20-25 minutes, tossing halfway through, until fork tender and browned on the edges.
  • Meanwhile, make the dressing. In a small bowl, whisk together dressing ingredients until emulsified and combined. Set aside.
  • In 2 shallow bowls, combine the kale, arugula and basil. Toss to combine.
  • Top each with ½ the pear, ½ cup cabbage, 1 tablespoon almonds and ½ ounce bleu cheese.
  • Top each with 2 tablespoons dressing and serve.

Nutrition Facts

1 servings per container

  • Amount Per ServingCalories428
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 27g 42%
    • Saturated Fat 5.5g 28%
  • Cholesterol 11mg 4%
  • Sodium 456mg 19%
  • Total Carbohydrate 44g 15%
    • Dietary Fiber 8.5g 34%
    • Sugars 17g
  • Protein 10g 20%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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    Written by Lisa Yarde

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