Kale Salad With Pears-Squash-Broccoli

This healthy Kale Salad vegetarian main dish is inspired by Sweet green’s Winter Squash Salad loaded with lots of nourishing, colorful fruits and veggies. This healthy Kale Salad is a super healthy salad.


  • 2 tablespoons salted butter
  • 4 onions , halved and thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 clove garlic , finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 tablespoon alI-purpose flour
  • 3 cups sodium-reduced beef broth
  • 1 cup Irish stout or dark beer
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 8 slices baguette bread (3/4-inch thick slices), toasted
  • 1 1/2 cup grated aged Cheddar cheese


  • Preheat oven to 425°F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. In large bowl, mix squash with 1⁄2 tbsp oil. Spread squash onto one-third of prepared baking sheet. In same bowl, mix broccoli with 1⁄2 tbsp of the remaining oil.
  • Spread broccoli florets onto baking sheet next to squash. Add onion wedges to baking sheet; brush with remaining oil. Sprinkle with salt; add pepper to taste. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until vegetables are tender-crisp.
  • Autumn Vinaigrette
  • Meanwhile, in small canning jar with lid, combine raw apple juice, olive oil, cider vinegar, mustard and thyme; season with salt and pepper. Seal jar and shake vigorously. (Make-ahead: Can be refrigerated for up to 5 days.)
  • Place kale in mixing bowl; drizzle with 2 tbsp of the vinaigrette. Massage kale with hands for about 1 minute to coat well. Let stand for 15 minutes. Transfer salad to serving bowl; add roasted vegetables. Drizzle with 2 tbsp of remaining dressing; mix gently to coat. Garnish with pear slices; drizzle with remaining dressing. Scatter pecans, pepitas and thyme sprigs over top.
  • Test Kitchen Tip: Use pears that are ripe but still firm, so they are flavourful but hold together well.



Iron2 mg, Fibre7 g, Sodium150 mg, Sugars9 g, Protein5 g, Calories290, Total fat20 g, Cholesterol0 mg, Saturated fat3 g, Total carbohydrate23.

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