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A large bowl of Thanksgiving salad with some noticeable ingredients including pomegranate, diced apple, spinach, pumpkin seeds, and more.
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5 from 9 votes

Thanksgiving Salad

This Thanksgiving salad is a delicious and festive recipe to add to your holiday menu. It combines spring mix, roasted butternut squash, pomegranate arils, roasted pepitas, fresh apple and goat cheese all tossed in a simple mustard dressing.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Thanksgiving Salad
Servings: 4



  • 1 5 oz container spring mix
  • ½ cup pomegranate arils
  • ½ cup salted roasted pepitas
  • 2 honey crisp or pink lady apples chopped into chunks
  • 2-3 oz goat cheese

Roasted Butternut Squash



  • Preheat the oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Prepare the squash by peeling it, cutting it in half and scraping out the seeds. Cut the squash into 1 inch cubes.
    Butternut squash cut into cubes on a wooden cutting board near a knife.
  • Add squash to a large mixing bowl along with olive oil, maple syrup, salt, cinnamon and pepper. Toss to combine.
    Cubed butternut squash in a large glass bowl with black pepper and a wooden spoon.
  • Spread the cubes onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Roast the squash for about 30 minutes, turning once or twice, until all the pieces are fork-tender and are slightly caramelized. Remove from oven and set aside to cool.
    Cubed butternut squash on a baking tray after being roasted in the oven.
  • While squash is roasting make dressing. In a small bowl whisk together dressing by combining olive oil, apple cider vinegar, mustard, maple syrup, sea salt and pepper. Set aside until ready to use.
    A small metal whisk in a bowl of dressing for a thanksgiving salad.
  • In a large salad bowl add a base of spring mix. Top with cooled roasted butternut squash, pomegranate, toasted pepitas and apple chunks. Drizzle dressing over salad and toss to combine. Top with goat cheese and serve!
    Thanksgiving salad in a large bowl with the ingredients that include butternut squash, apple, goat cheese, pomegranate, pumpkin seeds, and greens.