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Harvest Butternut Squash Kale Salad with Farro

Harvest Butternut Squash Kale Salad with Farro is a hearty fall salad tossed in a sweet, tangy apple cider dijon dressing!

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For the salad:

For the dressing:

  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


Roast the butternut squash:

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Toss the frozen squash with 2 tablespoons of olive oil, salt and pepper to taste, then separate and spread in a single layer on a large rimmed baking sheet.. Roast for 20-30 minutes or until tender and golden brown. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.

Prepare the dressing:

  • Place all ingredients in a mason jar and cover tightly with a lid. Shake vigorously until emulsified, then taste and adjust the seasoning as necessary.

Prepare the salad:

  • Place the baby kale, butternut squash, farro, apple, dried cranberries and pepitas in a large bowl. Add the desired amount of dressing and toss well to coat.
  • Serve and enjoy!


  • Nutrition information includes half of the salad dressing and no added salt.
  • Instead of roasting the squash, you can save time by cooking the squash according to the package instructions.
  • Make this a mason jar salad! Layer ingredients in a mason jar from the bottom up in this order: dressing, farro, squash, apple, cranberries, baby kale and pepitas.
  • I bought pre-toasted pepitas at Trader Joe's. Toast your own by spreading out in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 7-10 minutes.


Serving: 1g, Calories: 306kcal, Carbohydrates: 29g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 21g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Sodium: 42mg, Potassium: 389mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 13g, Vitamin A: 7399IU, Vitamin C: 40mg, Calcium: 70mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.

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