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Butternut Squash Apple Kale Salad - this Fall harvest salad is delicious and packed with nutritious ingredients

Butternut Squash Apple Kale Salad

Kale Butternut Squash Apple Salad is a wonderful side dish for the holidays. Warm apple compote and herb roasted butternut squash provide a nice sweet and savory contrast to this salad.
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 307 kcal
Author Jeanette


  • 12 cups kale leaves shredded
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds

Roasted butternut squash

  • 3 cups butternut squash cut into 1/2" pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

Apple Compote

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 cups apple diced (~ 2 1/2 )
  • 6 dates pitted, diced
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons whole roasted almonds coarsely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons red onion diced
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice

Maple Dressing

  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • sea salt and pepper taste


Roasted Butternut Squash

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Toss butternut squash, thyme, rosemary and olive oil together; season with salt and pepper. Spread in a single layer on a foil or parchment paper-lined baking sheet.Bake squash until tender, about 15 minutes.

Apple Compote

  1. Melt butter in a saucepan. Add apples, dates, almonds, and onion. Saute a few minutes until apples start to just soften. Sprinkle with lemon juice and turn off heat. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Maple Dressing

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together maple syrup, apple cider vinegar and olive oil. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

To Serve

  1. Toss kale with salad dressing. Divide kale among six salad bowls. Divide roasted butternut squash and apple compote among salad bowls. Sprinkle pomegranate seeds on top.
Nutrition Facts
Butternut Squash Apple Kale Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 307 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 5mg2%
Sodium 55mg2%
Potassium 1045mg30%
Carbohydrates 33g11%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 20895IU418%
Vitamin C 178.2mg216%
Calcium 257mg26%
Iron 2.9mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.