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Roasted Kale Butternut Squash and Pepitas make for the ultimate healthy salad recipe and the perfect low-carb lunch. Vegetables have never tasted so good!

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Roasted Kale Butternut Squash and Pepitas make for the ultimate healthy salad recipe and the perfect low-carb lunch.


I enjoy this simple roasted salad as a side dish. As well, you can drizzle it with a Basic Vinaigrette dressing for a little more flavor. (For the vinaigrette recipe below, it can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.)

There are variations to the recipe.

  1. First, you can replace the butternut squash with sweet potatoes or acorn squash.
  2. Also, you can add dried cranberries.
  3. Furthermore, you can use sunflower seeds, almonds, or pecans instead of (or in addition to) the pepitas.
  4. As well, you can add blue cheese, goat cheese, or feta cheese.


kale and squash on a sheet pan


  • Kale. Kale is great for weight loss, rich in antioxidants, high in vitamin K, C, and A. It is also great for lowering cholesterol!
  • Butternut squash. It can help boost the immune system and help to fight inflammation. It can help prevent certain types of cancers. Squash can also help to keep your bones healthy, reduce fatigue, and aid in weight loss.
  • Pepitas. They’re also a low-calorie snack with 15 grams of heart-healthy fats and 9 grams of protein. As well, Pepitas are filled with beneficial vitamins and minerals, like iron, zinc, manganese, phosphorous, and magnesium.


Roasted Kale and Butternut Squash


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Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary based on the products used.

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Roasted Kale Butternut Squash and Pepitas make for the ultimate healthy salad recipe and the perfect low-carb lunch.

Roasted Kale and Butternut Squash

This side dish takes just minutes of prep and is full of super healthy ingredients.
Author: Paula
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4 servings



  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¾ cup extra-virgin olive oil


  • 3 cups kale washed, dried, and torn into pieces
  • 1.5 cups butternut squash cubed
  • cup pepitas



  • In a pint-size jar, add vinegar, garlic, mustard, ¾ teaspoon of salt, and ½ teaspoon of pepper.
  • Cover and shake to dissolve the salt.
  • Add the olive oil and shake to blend. Taste for seasoning and add more salt and/or pepper, if needed.


  • Heat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Toss the butternut squash with one tablespoon of olive oil and spread evenly on the baking sheet.
  • Bake the squash for 25-30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes.
  • Add the kale and pepitas to the sheet pan for the last 8-10 minutes.
  • Serve warm as is. Or with freshly grated parmesan or romano cheese.


Calories: 441kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 44g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 30g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 474mg | Potassium: 488mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 10604IU | Vitamin C: 72mg | Calcium: 108mg | Iron: 2mg
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  1. 5 stars
    Thank you so much for sharing this amazing recipe! Will surely have this again! It’s really easy to make and it tasted so delicious! Highly recommended!

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