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The natural sweetness of the squash is amplified by a maple syrup-spiked dressing in this hearty salmon salad. Serve with crusty garlic bread and a glass of Beaujolais wine.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 2015


Recipe Summary

35 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

  • Toss squash with 1 tablespoon oil and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Spread on a large rimmed baking sheet. Roast, stirring once, for 15 minutes.

  • Push the squash to one side of the pan and line the empty side with foil. Place salmon on the foil and sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Continue roasting until the squash is tender and the salmon is cooked through, 5 to 10 minutes more.

  • Meanwhile, whisk the remaining 4 tablespoons oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper with vinegar, maple syrup and mustard in a large bowl. Set aside 2 tablespoons of the dressing. Add arugula, cabbage and the squash to the large bowl and gently toss. Serve the salad topped with the salmon and drizzled with the reserved dressing.


Precut butternut squash is usually sold in a 16-ounce package diced squash (3 cups of 1/2-inch pieces) or a in a 20-ounce package of large cubes (5 cups of 1- to 2-inch pieces). If you can only find the larger cubes for this recipe, cut them into 1/2-inch dice before cooking and measure out about 3 cups. Or, you can prep your own diced squash from a whole, peeled and seeded butternut squash.

All wild salmon--and now some farmed--are considered a sustainable choice for the environment. For farmed, ask for fish that's raised in land- or tank-based systems. For more information about choosing sustainable seafood, go to seafoodwatch.org.

Nutrition Facts

4 oz. salmon & 2 cups salad
422 calories; protein 31.1g; carbohydrates 22.2g; dietary fiber 4.1g; sugars 8.3g; fat 23.3g; saturated fat 3.8g; cholesterol 66.3mg; vitamin a iu 13687IU; vitamin c 60.7mg; folate 90.2mcg; calcium 197.6mg; iron 2.6mg; magnesium 106.1mg; potassium 1210.4mg; sodium 706.2mg; thiamin 0.3mg; added sugar 3g.

1 starch, 1 vegetable, 4 lean meat, 3 1/2 fat