Satisfy your hunger and nourish your body with this delicious Butternut Apple Arugula Salad with Balsamic Dressing, loaded with tender roasted butternut, crisp sliced apple, spicy arugula, sprinkled with dried cranberries, walnuts, and creamy goat cheese.
Salad consumption goes up during spring and summer, however, I love salads any time of the year, they’re so quick and easy to make. Hello, I'm Celeste a guest blogger from The Whole Serving. I create and share quick and easy vegetarian and vegan recipes, check my site out at thewholeserving.com.
Lately, arugula has been my go-to green. On top of pizza, on sandwiches, tossed together with warm veggies, or simply tossed with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice, a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, sprinkling of sea salt, fresh cracked black pepper, and goat cheese. I also like mixing it with baby spinach or kale greens, but in this salad, the star green is all arugula.
Arugula is Energy Food!
Arugula also known as rocket is packed with vitamins, and minerals like potassium, manganese, iron, and calcium. Some of the health benefits of arugula are it helps detoxify our bodies, boosts the immune system, increase metabolism and mineral absorption just to name a few.
This Butternut Apple Arugula Salad comes together so quickly, in under 30 minutes. While the squash is roasting simply prepare the rest of the ingredients, I used packaged pre-cut butternut squash.
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It gives me much joy to fill my bowl with handfuls of arugula and top it with delicious butternut and apples. Makes a light yet filling meal perfect for super busy days when you need an extra boost of energy.
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Butternut Apple Arugula Salad with Balsamic Dressing
Butternut Apple Arugula Salad with Balsamic Dressing
- 1 lb. diced butternut squash
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
- Pinch salt and pepper
- 1 apple
- 7 oz. arugula
- ½ cup dried cranberries
- ⅓ cup walnuts toasted
- ½ cup goat cheese crumbled
- 1 small shallot finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup or agave nectar
- Pinch of salt and pepper
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place butternut on a shallow baking pan, drizzle with 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil and toss to coat. Sprinkle with the smoked paprika, garlic powder, salt and pepper, toss once more to coat with seasonings.
- Arrange the cubes in a single layer on the baking sheet. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until fork tender. Remove from oven and set aside.
- While butternut squash are in the oven, peel and thinly slice the apple, or if you like keep the peel on the apple. Wash and dry arugula.
- To make dressing place all of the ingredients for the dressing in a jar and shake until well combined. Or whisk ingredients together in a bowl.
- Assemble salad by adding arugula to a serving platter or bowl. Top with butternut, apples, cranberries, walnuts and goat cheese.
- Serve with dressing.
If You Like this Butternut Apple Arugula Salad You May Also Like:
- Quinoa Salad with Cilantro Vinaigrette
- Vegan Black Bean Soup with Quinoa
- Homemade Kale Chips with Sriracha
- Turmeric Rice
- Turmeric Ginger Tea
Beautiful salad!! Really great combo of ingredients!!
It does look ever so tasty. Just right as the days get warmer
You had me at roasted butternut squash! But throw in apples and Balsamic dressing... YUM! I’m making this salad this weekend!
Yeah, roasted butternut squash is so delicious. Kristy I hope you enjoy this salad as much as we have in my home.
This looks so good! I'm siting at my desk and now this is all I want to eat LOL! I know what is for dinner tonight!
Thanks for sharing!
I love arugula. I eat it in salads and in smoothies. I really think my daughter would like this salad. She loves fruit and nuts in her salad.
Now the warmer weather is coming around I am all about some healther cold meals, I have to admit I normal shy away from salads but this year I am going to try all different ones and find one I LOVE.
This looks so yummy! I wish I had this for lunch today!
We don't eat salad very often. But I like eating veggies. This salad is something new that I could try. Looks very healthy.
I enjoy having salads and looks very yummy....
I enjoy having salads and this salad bowl looks very yummy….
I love all kinds of fruits and veggies so colorful. I am a big fan of balsamic dressings. I don't need to go to Panera to get my salad I can just make it on my own kitchen 🙂 Thanks to you!
Angela Ricardo Bethea
This butternut-apple arugula salad looks really delicious and healthy. I will definitely try to make this for my family. They would love this for sure.
Balsamic Dressing is my favorite dressing. I use it for everything from raw cauliflower to salads. I know by looking at all of the ingredients that I'd love your recipe.
Now this is a killer salad recipe! I would love to try one of these.
I love salads with squash, this looks so delicious!
We actually had a salad like this at our wedding and I remember so many people asking us about it. It was delicious! Can't wait to make this.
ConfessionL I've only recently discovered the tastiness of Arugula but since I have I'm In Love! This sounds like such an awesome and fresh dish especially on a warmer day. I love how well apples and arugula go together!
Okay, THIS is a beautiful salad! I love arugula and everything else on this salad.
This salad looks like it is so packed with flavor. I love to try new ones so will definitely be trying this.
The recipe sounds great and the salad looks fantastic!
I grabbed a container of arugula by mistake while shopping last week (intending to get baby spinach), so I came out here looking for a salad recipe and found this one. I have to say, Wendy, that this has instantly become my favorite fall salad recipe. The ingredients are perfectly matched and the dressing so tasty!
I immediately thought that this would be a perfect salad for a Thanksgiving meal. The only very slight change I made was to use honey in place of the maple syrup in the dressing, as that is what I had on hand.
Thanks for another great recipe!
I am so glad that you enjoyed it!