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Delicata Squash Salad

This vegan delicata squash salad is fall harvest salad made with fresh kale, roasted squash and sweet potatoes, apples, and an easy tahini dressing.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 310kcal


Delicata Squash Salad:

  • 1 delicata squash (~1lb)
  • 1 medium sweet potato (~10oz)
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon paprika or smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne
  • 4 ounces kale, destemmed + roughly chopped
  • 1 apple, thinly sliced Use a sweet apple, such as Honeycrisp, Gala, or Fuji

Tahini Dressing:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil (1 oz)
  • 2 tablespoons tahini (1 oz)
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar (1 ½ oz)
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons cold water


  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
    Cut delicata squash in half lengthwise. Use a spoon to scoop out the seeds and membrane.
    Slice the squash into ¼" half moons.
    Slice the sweet potato into ½" slices.
    Halve Delicata Squash, Remove Seeds + Slice
  • Add the squash and sweet potato to a large bowl and toss with olive oil, paprika, salt, and cayenne.
    Place the squash and sweet potato on a baking sheet in a single layer.
    Toss Squash + Potato in Seasonings
  • Roast the squash and sweet potatoes for 20 minutes. Flip, and roast 5-6 more minutes, or until the veggies are tender.
    Roast Delicata Squash + Sweet Potato Until Tender
  • While the veggies roast, massage the kale for a minute or two until it softens.
    Whisk together all the tahini dressing ingredients together, and then toss the kale in about ¼ of the dressing.
    Thinly slice the apple.
    Toss Kale with Tahini Dressing
  • Arrange the veggies and apple slices on the kale, and drizzle the remaining dressing on top. (Alternatively, serve the remaining dressing on the side.)
    Arrange Delicata Salad + Serve


Serves: 4 as a side dish or 2 as a main dish


Calories: 310kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 364mg | Potassium: 871mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 14792IU | Vitamin C: 52mg | Calcium: 109mg | Iron: 2mg