Kale and Butternut Squash Salad Recipe

Kale and Butternut Squash Salad Recipe

How To Make Kale and Butternut Squash Salad

This colorful butternut squash salad is packed with crunch, and filled with cabbage, almonds, and pear tossed in a balsamic dressing, for a healthier meal!

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes
Total: 35 minutes



For Salad:

  • olive oil spray
  • 10ozbutternut squash,(1 small), cut into ½-inch cubes
  • 1tspolive oil
  • ¼tspkosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper,to taste
  • 10medium Lacinato kale leaves,stems removed, thinly sliced
  • 2cupsbaby arugula
  • 2tbspbasil,chopped
  • 1small pear,seeded, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1cuppurple cabbage,shredded
  • 2tbspalmonds,toasted, sliced
  • 1ozbleu cheese,crumbled

For Dressing:

  • 2tbspolive oil,plus 1 tsp
  • 1tbspbalsamic vinegar
  • 1tsphoney
  • ½tspDijon mustard
  • 1tspwater
  • pinchkosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper,to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

  2. Spray a medium sheet pan with oil, then add the squash, oil, salt, and pepper. Toss to coat.

  3. Roast for 20 to 25 minutes, tossing halfway through, until fork-tender and browned on the edges.


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, honey, mustard, water, salt, and black pepper until emulsified and combined. Set aside.

To Assemble:

  1. In 2 shallow bowls, combine the kale, arugula, and basil. Toss to combine.

  2. Top each with ½ the pear, ½ cup cabbage, 1 tablespoon almonds, and ½ ounce bleu cheese.

  3. Top each with 2 tablespoons dressing, serve, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 484.33kcal
  • Fat: 30.94g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.07g
  • Trans Fat: 0.17g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 18.97g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.01g
  • Carbohydrates: 48.29g
  • Fiber: 11.64g
  • Sugar: 18.99g
  • Protein: 12.52g
  • Cholesterol: 14.46mg
  • Sodium: 1001.69mg
  • Calcium: 395.15mg
  • Potassium: 1339.89mg
  • Iron: 3.95mg
  • Vitamin A: 1332.72µg
  • Vitamin C: 179.81mg
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