Roasted Sweet Potato and Butternut Squash Salad


This unexpected combination of roasted winter veggies, nuts, dried fruit, and spice is the perfect addition to festive get-togethers.

Roasted Sweet Potato and Butternut Squash Salad
Photo: Kritsada Panichgul
Prep Time:
40 mins
Roast Time:
30 mins
Chill Time:
4 hrs
Stand Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
5 hrs 40 mins


  • 2 pound sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes (6 cups)

  • 2 pound butternut squash, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes (6 cups)

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil

  • 2 bunches green onions, sliced (about 1 cup)

  • 1 cup snipped fresh parsley

  • 1 cup pecan halves, toasted

  • ¼ cup golden raisins

  • ¼ cup dried cranberries

  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • 3 tablespoon orange juice

  • 2 tablespoon pure maple syrup

  • 2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • teaspoon ground nutmeg


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Spread sweet potatoes and butternut squash in a single layer in two 15x10x1-inch baking pans. Drizzle with the 2 tablespoons olive oil; toss to coat. Roast, uncovered, about 30 minutes or just until vegetables are tender. Let cool.

  2. In a large serving bowl combine sweet potatoes, butternut squash, green onions, parsley, pecans, golden raisins, and dried cranberries. Cover and chill for at least 4 hours or up to 24 hours.

  3. For dressing, in a screw-top jar combine the 1/4 cup olive oil, orange juice, maple syrup, balsamic vinegar, ginger, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Cover and shake well to combine. Pour dressing over salad and toss to coat. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours before serving. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

359 Calories
20g Fat
45g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 359
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 203mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 45g 16%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 40.7mg 204%
Calcium 121.2mg 9%
Iron 2.5mg 14%
Potassium 877mg 19%
Folate, total 64.5mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.4mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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