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dressing pouring over butternut squash salad

Butternut Squash Salad

This crunchy, warm and festive Butternut Squash Salad is a medley of seasonal produce with delectable flavors. It’s made with simple dressing and has a sweet and salty taste to it. Its vegan, gluten free and super easy to make along with being perfect for all ages.
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword butternut squash salad recipe, how to make butternut squash salad, roasted butternut squash salad, vegan butternut squash salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 3
Calories 322kcal
Author Gunjan


For roasting

  • 3 cups chopped butternut squash
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • salt as per taste
  • freshly ground black pepper (as per taste)

For the dressing

For the salad


  • Preheat oven at 400-degree Fahrenheit and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper. Combine the roasting ingredients in the baking sheet and toss with a spoon. Place it in the middle rack of the oven and bake it for 25-30 minutes or until butternut squash is brown and soft from inside. Once done, take it out and keep it aside.
    roasted butternut squash
  • In the meanwhile, in a blender combine all the dressing ingredients and blend it smooth. Then strain it with the help of a strainer and keep it aside in a glass bowl.
  • Now, in a salad bowl, combine all spinach, onions (if using), then roasted butternut squash and then the rest of the ingredients. Toss it with he dressing and serve immediately.
    a front view of served butternut squash salad.


  • While chopping butternut squash try to chop them into smaller squares rather than very big ones. Bite size pieces are mostly preferred for this salad.
  • This tastes best when served immediately.
  • I used store bough ready use chopped butternut squash in this recipe from the fresh section. Do not use frozen chopped butternut squash for this recipe.


Calories: 322kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 15mg | Potassium: 348mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 1752IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg