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Spicy baby arugula leaves are a tasty foundation for a winter salad of roasted acorn squash, dried cranberries, pistachios and goat cheese, plus a homemade dressing with a dash of curry flavor.

Prep 30 min    Cook 15 min    Ready 75 min


  • Acorn Squash - peeled, seeded, and cut into 1-inch cubes

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons Maple syrup

  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest

  • 1 teaspoon Garam Masala

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1/2 cup olive oil

  • 1 (5 ounce) package Baby Arugula

  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries

  • 1/4 cup chopped pistachios

  •  2 ounces crumbled Chevre (goat cheese)

"This is a great,
hearty and
flavorful salad!"

  1. Position rack in the center of the oven and preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a baking sheet or pan with parchment paper.

  2. Spread acorn squash cubes onto prepared baking sheet and toss with 2 tablespoons olive oil. Mix cinnamon, onion powder, cumin, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper in a small bowl; sprinkle spice mixture over squash cubes.

  3. Bake on the center rack of preheated oven until squash are tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.

  4. Whisk apple cider vinegar, Maple syrup, Dijon mustard, orange zest, Garam Masala, garlic, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper in a bowl; slowly drizzle olive oil into vinegar mixture, whisking constantly, until olive oil blends into the dressing. Refrigerate while next steps are completed.

  5.  Toss cooked acorn squash cubes, baby arugula, cranberries, pistachios, and goat cheese in a salad bowl; drizzle with dressing and serve.

Recipe by: sabrinabean7

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Roasted Acorn Squash Salad

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