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A festive Thanksgiving salad on an oval platter next to wooden serving spoons

Arugula-Radicchio Salad with Roasted Delicata Squash

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  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 servings 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: n/a
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


Looking for an unexpected holiday side dish? Try this festive roasted delicata squash salad with bitter greens, tart apples, and walnuts.



For the Salad

  • 1 delicata squash
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 5 packed cups arugula
  • 1 small head radicchio, cored and thinly sliced
  • 1 tart apple, cored and thinly sliced
  • 1 cup roasted walnut halves

For the Dressing

  • 2 tablespoons red wine, champagne, or apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup or honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil


  1. Preheat the oven to 425ºF.
  2. Halve the squash lengthwise and scoop out the seeds and strings; discard. Cut the squash into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Place on a large rimmed baking sheet and drizzle with the oil, paprika, cinnamon, salt, and pepper. Toss to coat and arrange in a single layer. Roast until golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes, stirring once halfway through cooking.
  3. Meanwhile, make the dressing. In a shallow bowl, whisk together the vinegar, mustard, maple, salt, and pepper. While continually whisking, gradually stream in the oil and whisk until the dressing is emulsified.
  4. To serve, combine the arugula, radicchio, apple, walnuts, and squash in a large mixing bowl. Drizzle with the dressing and gently toss to coat (toss with your hands to avoid breaking up the squash pieces). Serve immediately.


  • Serving Size: 1/8 of the recipe
  • Calories: 218
  • Carbohydrates: 7.4 g
  • Fiber: 3.3 g
  • Protein: 5.6 g

Keywords: thanksgiving, holiday, salad, apple, delicata squash

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