Recipes

Autumn Kale, Roasted Squash + Pomegranate Salad

HEALTHY MAMA MEAL PREP

FREE FLEXIBLE MEAL PLANNING GUIDE

Resources you'll love

tell me more!

I'm Kris, trained chef, culinary nutritionist and busy mom, here to help you take the stress out of healthy eating with flexible meal planning, simplified meal prep and easy budget-friendly meals.

Meet Kris

THE HEALTHY BALANCED
MAMA PODCAST

find what you're looking for:

Socialize

Fall flavors, to me, mean a juxtaposition of sweet and spiced, bitter and saccharine. This salad, with it’s contrasting flavors of quintessentially autumn green kale, massaged with a simple yet curious honeyed and spiced dressing, sweet and savory roasted delicata squash (our family’s favorite of the squash family), crispy, creamy pecans and bright and sour fresh pomegranate (we especially like getting our hands dirty and removing the arils, ourselves), as well as creamy and salted crumbled goat cheese. It’s the perfect fall salad, if you ask me– bound to be your new favorite!

 

Massaged Kale, Roasted Squash and Pomegranate Salad

Ingredients:
1 batch massaged kale (see recipe, below)
1 roasted delicata squash squash (see notes)
1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/3 cup crumbled goat cheese

Massaged Kale:
1 bunch kale, de-stemmed and torn (about 5-6 cups)
1 batch honey orange cinnamon dressing (below)

1. Place kale in a large bowl. Toss with dressing. Massage with hands until it begins to wilt. Taste for seasoning.

Dressing:
1/3 cup olive or avocado oil
2 tbsp orange juice
2 tbsp white balsamic vinegar
1-2 tbsp honey (to taste- add more for a sweeter dressing)
1 tsp dijon mustard big pinch cinnamon
big pinch cumin
pinch sea salt

1. Whisk or blend all ingredients together well. Use immediately or whisk again before using over kale.

To roast delicata squash: Preheat oven to 375. Slice squash in half and scoop out seeds (no need to peel!). Drizzle with olive or avocado oil and sprinkle with sea salt. Roast, cut side down for 20-25 minutes (depends on size; check after 20) or until flesh is soft with a light crisp on the outside.

Print

Autumn Kale, Roasted Squash + Pomegranate Salad

  • Author: Kristin Dovbniak
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20-25 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minute
  • Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients

Salad:
1 batch massaged kale
1 delicata squash
oil as needed
salt as needed
1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/3 cup crumbled goat cheese
1 batch honey orange cinnamon dressing (below)

Honey orange cinnamon dressing
1/3 cup olive or avocado oil
2 tbsp orange juice
2 tbsp white balsamic vinegar
2 tbsp honey (to taste- add more for a sweeter dressing)
1 tsp dijon mustard
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp cumin
pinch sea salt

Instructions

Roasted Squash

1. Preheat oven to 375.

2. Spread squash on sheet pan, drizzle with oil and sprinkle with sea salt. Roast for 20-25 minutes, flipping once, until soft on the inside and golden on the outside

Dressing

1. Whisk or blend all ingredients together well. Use immediately or whisk again before using over kale.

Massaged Kale

1. Place kale in a large bowl. Toss with dressing. Massage with hands until it begins to wilt. Taste for seasoning.

To Assemble

1. Fill bowl with massaged kale.

2. Arrange squash, pomegranate, pecans and goat cheese. Toss before serving.

Did you make this recipe?

Share a photo and tag us @healthymamakris we can’t wait to see what you’ve made!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Recipe rating