With mixed greens, cinnamon roasted squash, sweet pears, dried cranberries, crunchy walnuts, creamy cashew (or goat) cheese and an maple-apple cider vinaigrette, this salad is pure autumn comfort and goodness. It’s also pretty (and delicious) enough for the holidays. So keep this one in mind as a potential salad for your Thanksgiving table or holiday entertaining!
Like any salad recipe, this is totally versatile. Use massaged kale instead of mixed greens, butternut squash instead of acorn, apple instead of pear, pecans instead of walnuts. Use what you have on hand! Just don’t skip the cinnamon. The cinnamon really takes this salad over the top!
The squash roasting is the only time-consuming part to this recipe. If you do that ahead of time, this salad can be thrown together quickly and easily. The dressing is simple and the other ingredients take very little prep.