Kale Salad with Butternut Squash, Pomegranate, & Maple-Tahini Dressing - Vegan

This super simple and extremely nutritious salad contains many of my favorite fall and winter ingredients such as kale, roasted butternut squash, pomegranate seeds, and pecans. I topped it with a super healthy oil free tahini dressing. I NEVER ate tahini before going vegan and it has quickly become one of my top kitchen staples - I eat it almost everyday! It's so versatile and makes a great base ingredient in healthy vegan sauces and dressings.

This is a great holiday recipe to take to Thanksgiving and Christmas gatherings that will really wow the crowd. It's, healthy, nourishing, and will please any palate, vegans and non vegans included!

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Healthy Vegan Kale Salad with Butternut Squash, Pomegranate, & Maple-Tahini Dressing (WFPB!)


2 cups cubed butternut squash

1 T olive oil

salt & pepper

4 cups chopped kale

1 cup chopped red cabbage

1 cup pomegranate seeds

1/3 cup pecans, halved

Dressing Recipe

1/4 cup of tahini

2 T fresh lemon juice

2 T maple syrup

2 T warm water


1. Preheat oven to 425° F.  In a large baking dish, add the butternut squash and toss with the olive oil, salt and pepper.  Stir to combine.  Bake for 35 minutes, stirring halfway. 2. A few minutes before the squash has finished cooking, whisk together the dressing ingredients in a small bowl and set aside. 3. Assemble the salad.  In a large bowl add the kale followed by the purple cabbage, pomegranate seeds, pecans, and cooked squash.  Drizzle with the maple tahini dressing.