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Prep Time
20 mins
Total Time
45 mins


butternut squash (about 2 lb/kg), peeled, chopped in 1/2-in. (1-cm) cubes
⅓ cup
olive oil, divided
75 mL
1 tsp
salt, divided
5 mL
½ tsp
pepper, divided
2 mL
2 tbsp
balsamic vinegar
30 mL
1 tbsp
finely chopped fennel fronds, dill or mint (optional)
15 mL
2 tsp
10 mL
1 tsp
Dijon mustard
5 mL
clove garlic, minced
fennel bulb, cored and thinly sliced
2 cups
baby spinach
500 mL
¾ cup
pomegranate seeds
175 mL
⅓ cup
finely crumbled feta cheese (optional)
75 mL


Step 1

Preheat oven to 400ºF (200ºC). Toss squash with 2 tbsp (30 mL) olive oil, 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt and 1/4 tsp (1 mL) pepper.

Step 2

Arrange in single layer on parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Roast 20 to 25 min. until tender. Cool completely.

Step 3

Meanwhile, in medium bowl, make dressing by whisking together remaining olive oil with balsamic vinegar, fennel fronds (if using), honey, mustard, garlic and remaining 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt and 1/4 tsp (1 mL) pepper. (Make-Ahead: Roasted squash and dressing can be prepared ahead up to 2 days ahead; stored separately in refrigerator.)

Step 4

To serve, toss roasted squash, fennel bulb, spinach, pomegranate seeds and dressing to coat. Arrange on serving dish. Sprinkle with feta, if using.


Do you have leftover roasted squash? Use 4 cups (1 L) cubed cooked squash or other root vegetable in this salad.

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Nutritional Facts Per Serving

Nutrition Description:
Per serving (1/12 recipe):
6 g
Saturated Fat:
1 g
12 g
3 g
4 g
1 g
220 mg
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