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Cajun Butternut Squash & Black Rice Salad

This Cajun Butternut Squash & Black Rice Salad is loaded with antioxidants and yet it is flavorful in every bite. Its wholesome, healthy and vegan family meal.
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword black rice salad, black rice salad recipe, cajun butternut squash, vegan black rice salad
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 206kcal
Author Gunjan


For black rice

For roasting


  • 1/4 cup chopped radish
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro
  • 1/8 tsp salt


  • Preheat oven at 400 degree Fahrenheit and prepare a cookie sheet with a greased liner.
  • In the meanwhile in a saucepan combine rice, water and salt and bring it to a boil. Then cook covered in simmered flame for 25-30 minutes or until water absorbs. Let it sit covered for couple of minutes and fluff with a fork.
  • While the rice is cooking in a mixing bowl combine the squash ingredients and mix well so that each piece of butternut squash is well coated with the seasoning. Now place the butternut squash pieces in the prepare cookie sheet with ¼ inch gap between each piece. Once the oven is ready place the cookie sheet in the middle rack of the oven and bake for 25 minutes.
  • Once the rice and the squash are cooked, combine all the ingredients in a salad bowl and mix gently to make sure that butternut squash do not break and serve immediately. Tastes equally good at room temperature.



Left over salad can be refrigerated in an air tight container for 2-3 days. Just warm it a bit before serving.


Calories: 206kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 296mg | Calcium: 3mg