As you know, we are SO excited for fall. We have so much to look forward to: apple picking, pumpkin picking, beautiful fall leaf colors, fall produce (of course), dressing up on Halloween, pumpkin beer (the secret ingredient in our favorite fall chili), the list goes on and on. 

Going back to the fall produce, one of our favorite seasonal fall ingredients is delicata squash! Not only is it beautiful on the outside and makes for a very aesthetic meal, but it’s also so delicious. We went ahead and created this delicata squash fall harvest salad for you and your family to enjoy this fall season! 

Delicata Squash Fall Harvest Salad

The fresh orange and thyme vinaigrette matches perfectly with the sweetness of the delicata squash and the creaminess of the goat cheese. This salad is perfect with a side of roasted chicken or salmon. 

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delicata squash

Fall Harvest Salad Recipe


  • Author: Jennifer McDaniel
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x

Ingredients

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Ingredients:

  • 1 medium delicata squash, de-seeded, sliced
  • 4 c. greens (spinach and arugula)
  • ¼ c. toasted walnuts 
  • ¼ c. dried cranberries
  • ¼ c. Goat cheese 
  • 1 T. olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste 

 

For the Orange Thyme dressing:

  •  1 small shallot, peeled and cut into large chunks
  •  1 clove garlic, minced
  •  1/2 c. fresh orange juice
  •  2 T. apple cider or red wine vinegar
  •  1/4 t. sea salt
  •  1/4 t. freshly ground pepper
  •  1/2 t. Dijon mustard
  •  1 T. honey or agave syrup
  •  1/4 c. extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 T. greek yogurt
  • ½ t. dried thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Slice off the ends of the delicata squash. Slice in half and scoop out the seeds. 
  3. Cut the squash into thin slices across. Arrange on a baking sheet and season with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Roast in the oven for 25-30 minutes
  4. Meanwhile, make your dressing. 
  5. Place shallot, garlic, orange juice, vinegar, salt, pepper, mustard, and honey in the blender. Blend until the shallot is very finely chopped. Slowly blend in olive oil. Add yogurt, thyme, salt and pepper. Transfer to a storage jar and keep refrigerated.
  6. When the squash is ready, mix all of your ingredients together in a bowl. Serve and enjoy!

Keywords: delicata squash

Jennifer McDaniel

Jennifer McDaniel is a Registered Dietitian, Media Spokesperson, and co-author of Prevention's Mediterranean Table Cookbook. She and her team of Registered Dietitians aim to help their clients go further, make change last, and unlock their potential. She lives in St. Louis, MO with her husband, and three young sons. If you are interested in working with Jennifer, please visit our contact page.