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vegan apple walnut squash salad

 Vegan Apple Walnut Squash Salad

Welcome back beautiful! It’s a wonderful fall day here, and what screams fall more than a vegan salad with apples, walnuts and squash?

You can try to tell me in the comments, because I have no idea! This vegan salad is an amazing dish for when it’s cold, because the baked squash makes it warm and creamy.

And don’t worry if you want to try it and don’t have all the ingredients, this salad is quite versatile, you can replace the apples with whatever sweet fruit you have, and the walnuts with any crunchy nut. Same goes for the cranberries.

Have fun with it!

vegan apple walnut squash salad
 

What I love about this amazing plant-based recipe is that all the main ingredients are seasonal, which means more taste and more saving the planet. Did you know that buying seasonal ingredients is better for the environment?

I usually meal prep the dressing and store it in a glass container in the fridge, but if I didn’t have time to meal prep, I like to quickly whip it up and massage the kale while the squash is baking.

How easy is this healthy vegan recipe? All you need to do is:

Chop – Bake – Toss – Serve!

Vegan Apple Walnut Squash Salad
 

What you will need to make this Delicious Vegan Apple Walnut Squash Salad:

Kale

Squash

Apples

Walnuts

Cranberries

Tahini

Spices

 

Orgain Protein
 

Check out these other amazing fall inspired recipes!

Chickpea Tater Stew

Fall Must Try Harvest Bowl

Rainbow Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

 

Benefits of…

Kale

  • Kale is among the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet. It’s loaded with antioxidants, vitamin C and vitamin K. It’ helps reduce cholesterol and it’s really versatile, you can even make chips with it!

Squash

  • This vegetable is high in vitamins A, B6, and C, folate, magnesium, fiber, riboflavin, phosphorus, and potassium. That’s a serious nutritional power-packed veggie. All these vitamins help boost the immune system and make your skin glow!

Beet

  • Beets are a tasty veggie that has few calories and can help with fight inflammation, to improve your digestive system’s health and even help with weight loss.

 

vegan apple walnut squash salad

Vegan Apple Walnut Squash Salad

This delicious and vibrant fall salad will brighten up any cold afternoon!
5 from 1 vote
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Course: lunch, Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: healthy recipes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 521kcal

Ingredients

  • 2-3 cups finely chopped kale
  • 4 cups diced roasted squash
  • 1 medium apple cored and diced
  • 4 small beets diced
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries

Dressing

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400F or 200C and line the baking sheet with parchment paper. Add sweet potatoes or squash (diced) and beets (diced). Season with salt and pepper and bake for 25 minutes until soft.
  • Add dressing ingredients to the food processor and process until smooth. Taste and adjust.
  • In a large bowl, add kale and dressing. Begin to massage with your hands and massage for about 3-5 minutes. This makes the kale soft. Toss in apples, walnuts, cranberries and mix until coated.
  • Place salad into individual bowls. Once baking is complete, add 1 large scoop of the mix into salad bowls. Yummy!!

Nutrition

Calories: 521kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 93mg | Potassium: 1211mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 18280IU | Vitamin C: 79mg | Calcium: 202mg | Iron: 4mg

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