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salad with squash, pecans, and maple balsamic dressing.

Autumn Salad with Maple Balsamic Dressing

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  • Author: Jackie Shao
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


This autumn salad with roasted squash and toasted pecans is filled with fall flavors and tied together with an easy and delicious maple balsamic dressing.


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For the Salad

  • 5 cups of spring mix
  • 1 cup of pecans, toasted
  • 2 cups of 1/2” diced squash
  • Neutral oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper

Maple Balsamic Vinaigrette

  • 1/2 lemon – juiced
  • 2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup – can substitute honey or brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • black pepper



Depending on the size of the squash and how hot your oven runs, you may need to adjust the cook time in the oven.

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: entertaining made easy, salads
  • Method: oven
  • Cuisine: American