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5 from 2 votes

Roasted Butternut Squash Apple Cranberry Salad with harrissa Spiced Pecans

Roasted Butternut Squash Apple Cranberry Salad with harrissa Spiced Pecans. Easy Thanksgiving Salad. Vegan Gluten-free Soy-free Recipe.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2
Calories: 367kcal
Author: Vegan Richa


Roasted Butternut:

  • 1/2 large butternut squash cubed or use 1.5 cups frozen
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme or 2 tsp fresh chopped
  • salt to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • oil as needed

Harissa spiced pecans

  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1/4 cup pecans
  • 1.5 tsp or more dry harissa spice blend or use 1/2 tsp paprika, 1/4 tsp cumin, 1/4 tsp coriander, 1/4 tsp garlic and a dash of cayenne and salt


  • 3 cups of mixed baby greens
  • 1 apple thinly sliced
  • 2 to 3 Tbsp dried cranberries
  • salt and pepper
  • lemon juice olive oil or balsamic vinegar as dressing


  • Toss the butternut cubes in oil, salt, pepper and thyme. Spread on a baking sheet and bake at 400 degrees F / 200Âșc until tender. (25 to 35 minutes depending on the size of the cubes). Or cook in a skillet over medium heat. Add a splash of water, cover and cook until tender. Stir after 10 minutes.
  • Toast the pecans in a skillet over medium heat until lightly toasted. 4 to 5 minutes. Add oil and harrisa spice blend. Toss to coat. Cook until the pecans are toasted to preference.
  • In a bowl, toss or layer the greens, cranberries, apples, roasted butternut and spicy pecans. Dress with salt and generous dash of pepper. Add a drizzle of lemon juice or balsamic just before serving.


Nutritional values based on one serving


Calories: 367kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 316mg | Potassium: 957mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 20725IU | Vitamin C: 60.4mg | Calcium: 171mg | Iron: 3.8mg