Butternut squash is a vibrant squash that is rich in fiber, vitamin A, and potassium. It is mildly sweet and lends itself well to a variety of sweet and savory recipes. Try this delicious butternut squash salad to compliment any meal or as a meal in itself.

Bored with Your Typical Salad?

When most people think of salad, they picture a pile of some sort of lettuce with some other vegetables. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy a tossed green salad every now and then. But I also love creating interesting flavors in salads.

This recipe combines sweetness of butternut squash and cranberries with crunchy pecans and tart pomegranate seeds for a delicious texture and flavor combination. The spinach adds more substance to this salad, along with a boost of vitamin C and other nutrients. The dijon and poppy seed dressing adds just the right amount of sweetness to finish the dish nicely.

Make it a Meal

This sweet and savory salad makes a great lunch by itself, or it pairs nicely with a hearty dinner, like this Shepherd’s Pie and Gravy.