Roasted Harvest Bowls with Apple Cider Dressing


The perfect salad for fall, these roasted harvest bowls are loaded with maple turmeric chicken, crisp apple slices, Brussels sprouts and butternut squash. 

After skipping out on Salad Sunday a couple weeks in a row, I’m back in action with this little gem. And you’re in for a treat because these roasted harvest bowls are not only loaded with veggies and lean protein, they’re so easy to whip up!

Roasted harvest bowls with veggies, apples, maple turmeric chicken, and an apple cider dressing.

If you’re looking for a warm, comforting salad for fall and winter, this is perfect because all the ingredients (except the apple slices) are roasted and are added to the salad while still warm. Of course, you can also use this recipe for meal prep and serve the roasted components cold or at room temp. I’ve done both and the bowls taste delicious either way.

Roasted harvest bowls with veggies, apples, maple turmeric chicken, and an apple cider dressing.

The fun part about this recipe is that it pairs together a couple different recipes from EBF (the maple turmeric chicken and the apple cider vinegar roasted Brussels sprouts). I love it when this happens because it brings some of my older recipes back to life and gives you all ideas of how to best use some of the recipes I’ve already posted.

Roasted harvest bowls loaded with maple turmeric chicken, brussel sprouts, butternut squash, and apples.

All the flavors in this roasted harvest bowl are amazing (roasted veggies are literally the best!), but the apple cider dressing totally steals the show! It’s slightly sweet, full of cinnamon apple flavor and perfect for dressing a fall/winter bowl like this one.

The apple cider adds a touch of sweetness that pairs nicely with the savory ingredients in this bowl, but if you’re not keen on using apple cider because of the sugar content, you can always use my basic apple cider vinegar dressing for these roasted harvest bowls instead.

If you make these roasted harvest bowl with apple cider dressing be sure to leave a comment and star rating below letting us know how it turned out. Your feedback is so helpful for the EBF team and our readers!

Roasted Harvest Bowl

4 from 9 votes
The perfect salad for fall, these roasted harvest bowls are loaded with maple turmeric chicken, crisp apple slices, Brussels sprouts and butternut squash.
Roasted harvest bowls with veggies, apples, maple turmeric chicken, and an apple cider dressing.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings 2


  • 2 maple turmeric chicken breasts, sliced
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar Brussels sprouts
  • 1 large butternut squash, peeled and chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon avocado or olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 crisp apple, thinly sliced
  • baby spinach
  • roasted butternut squash seeds or toasted pepitas*
  • cinnamon and cayenne pepper, optional

Apple Cider Dressing:

  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons of whole grain mustard
  • 2 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Add chopped butternut squash chunks to a baking sheet with oil, sea salt and pepper. Feel free to add a sprinkle of cinnamon and cayenne as well. Toss to coat and pop in the oven for 30-40 minutes, or until squash is tender.
  • While butternut squash and Brussels sprouts are roasting, make dressing by adding all ingredients into a blender and blending until smooth.
  • To make the salad bowls, add a base of baby spinach to two bowls. Top with 1 piece of maple turmeric chicken, 1/2 cup roasted Brussels sprouts, 1/2 cup roasted butternut squash and apple slices. Drizzle on the apple cider dressing and top with roasted seeds.


*For roasted butternut squash seeds: preheat oven to 325°. Remove any remaining strings from the seeds and toss with a 1/2 teaspoon oil and a pinch of sea salt. Roast for 30-40 minutes or until crunchy and golden.


Serving: 1bowl, without dressing Calories: 515kcal Carbohydrates: 70g Protein: 32g Fat: 16g Cholesterol: 64mg Sodium: 1585mg Fiber: 13g Sugar: 32g
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple cider, bowl, Brussels sprouts, butternut squash, chicken, fall, harvest, Roasted Harvest Bowls with Apple Cider Dressing, salad, salad every day


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Roasted harvest bowls piled with veggies, apples, maple turmeric chicken, and an apple cider dressing.
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    1. Kristen
      March 2, 2021 AT 10:14 pm

      5 stars
      So good! Bc I didn’t have all ingredients on hand, I replaced the squash with sweet potatoes, spinach with arugula, and apple cider with OJ. I also topped with nutritional yeast. So yummy and will be adding it to the dinner rotation!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        March 2, 2021 AT 11:12 pm

        So glad you loved this recipe, Kristen! Thanks for the review. I so appreciate it. 🙂

    2. Lesia
      February 4, 2020 AT 4:19 pm

      5 stars
      This was so tasty! I used chicken thighs (bone in, skin on) and roasted them in the oven in a cast iron frying pan. This skin crisped up beautifully! The dressing was magical and really pulled together all the flavors of the Brussels sprouts and squash. I’m looking forward to the leftovers tonight!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        February 4, 2020 AT 7:39 pm

        Yay!! So glad you enjoyed this recipe, Lesia. Thanks for coming back to leave a comment and star rating. It’s super helpful to other readers, so thank you! <3

    3. Marisa
      October 19, 2019 AT 9:46 am

      5 stars
      My dad is a chef so I tend to be very picky with food, but honestly this recipe was DELICIOUS. The flavors all came together in such a cohesive way. Would absolutely make this again and again. Thank you for the recipe! Can’t wait to try more from your website 🙂

      1. Brittany Mullins
        October 21, 2019 AT 12:49 am

        I’m so glad to hear that you enjoyed this recipe, Marisa! And thank you for taking the time to come back to leave a comment and star rating. The ratings are super helpful!!

    4. Margaret Fronapel
      September 24, 2019 AT 8:08 am

      5 stars
      Delicious!! The perfect fall salad

      1. Brittany Mullins
        September 24, 2019 AT 11:06 pm

        I’m so happy you enjoyed this salad! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment (and star rating). It means the world to me!

    5. Chelsea @ Healthy Fabulous Life
      October 30, 2017 AT 9:59 am

      These bowls look amazing! I want to put that dressing on everything! Love how nutrient dense these are with all the flavors of fall.

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