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Feb 15, 2024
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Recipe: Kale Butternut Squash Salad & Dressing

This healthy kale salad with butternut squash and pears would make for a perfect lunch topped with your favorite protein or as a side for your dinners.

For the salad:

  • Olive oil spray
  • 10 ounces from 1 small butternut squash, cut into ½-inch cubes
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 10 medium kale leaves, stems removed, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups baby arugula
  • 2 tablespoons chopped basil
  • 1 small pear, seeded and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 cup shredded purple cabbage
  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds, toasted
  • 1-ounce crumbled blue cheese

For the dressing:


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

Recipe from SkinnyTaste

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