Who says spinach salads are only for spring? Use autumn's tender crop of fresh spinach and other seasonal vegetables to make this fall salad with roasted butternut squash, apples, cheddar and pecans. This colorful and healthy salad would be a wonderful addition to your Thanksgiving menu, but there's no reason to save it for holidays--serve it along with chicken or pork for a healthy weeknight dinner, or turn it into a main course by adding some chickpeas or chopped chicken or turkey.

Carolyn Casner
Source: EatingWell.com, October 2019


Recipe Summary

30 mins
40 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Stir squash, garlic, 1 tablespoon oil, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper together in a large bowl. Spread on a large rimmed baking sheet and roast, stirring once, until tender, about 20 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, whisk the remaining 2 tablespoons oil, vinegar, maple syrup, mustard and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper in the large bowl. Add spinach, the roasted squash, apples, cheese and pecans. Toss to coat.

Nutrition Facts

185 calories; protein 4.5g 9% DV; carbohydrates 16g 5% DV; exchange other carbs 1; dietary fiber 4g 16% DV; sugars 5.3g; fat 12.5g 19% DV; saturated fat 2.5g 13% DV; cholesterol 7mg 2% DV; vitamin a iu 11195.1IU 224% DV; vitamin c 32.1mg 53% DV; folate 23mcg 6% DV; calcium 147.5mg 15% DV; iron 2.6mg 14% DV; magnesium 76.2mg 27% DV; potassium 315.3mg 9% DV; sodium 254.9mg 10% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 12% DV; added sugar 1g.

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Rating: 5 stars
I used a great quality balsamic vinegar Leonardi balsamic vinegar of Modena Italy Shady Maple Farms organic Maple Syrup Amber color / gave the dressing a great darker color Barbers 20 month white cheddar for the salad I would make it again for sure Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Really yummy salad! Hearty & healthy perfect for Fall. Would be a great side for the holidays or add some salmon for a light meal. Read More