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Kale Salad with Squash

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Kale Salad with Squash

This simple yet flavorful Kale Salad with Squash combines the robust taste of kale with the subtle sweetness of squash, creating a perfect balance of textures and flavors.

It’s a fresh and nutritious addition to any meal, effortlessly bringing wholesome goodness to your table.



  • 2 TBL balsamic or vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 tsp Dijon
  • 2 tsp maple syrup
  • 1/4 olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • 1 winter squash- butternut, delicate, acorn, cut into cubes
  • 2 shallots into 1/2” wedges
  • 1 TBL minced rosemary
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh thyme leaves
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 cups cubed whole-grain sourdough bread
  • 4 cups sliced laminate kale
  • 1/3 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 2 stalks celery sliced and sliced celery leaves


  1. Heat oven to 400
  2. On a baking sheet, combine shallots and squash with Olive Oil., herbs, salt and pepper. Roast for 35-40 until soft and golden brown. Cool completely
  3. Toss the bread cubes in olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Toast in the oven until browned- about 10-15 min.
  4. Make the dressing: Combine all dressing ingredients and set aside.
  5. In a large salad bowl, toss the kale, squash, and shallots with the dressing and let it stand for about 10 minutes to soften the kale. Top with pomegranates, celery, and croutons.
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