Arugula with Roasted Kabocha & Carrot Salad

The bitterness of the arugula pairs beautifully with he roasted squash and carrots in this salad

Roasted squash is so versatile. It can be eaten as a side dish or tossed into a grain salad or a green salad. This Arugula salad is perfect for fall or winter.Also delicious if you add some cooked chicken too it!

The dressing is sweet with the addition of maple syrup & instead of using a dijon mustard I prefer a grainy mustard for this salad. Squash & carrots are tossed in maple syrup, grainy mustard & a bit of oil than roasted until they are soft & starting to caramelize. Toss the cooked vegetables with the arugula and a handful of roasted salted pumpkin seeds.

Here is the recipe


1 Kabocha Winter Squash, peeled & cut into chunks

3 carrots, cut into chunks

1 tbsp oil

1 tbsp maple syrup

1 tbsp grainy mustard

1/2 tsp kosher salt

2 cups Arugula

1/4 cup roasted, salted Pumpkin seeds


5 tbsp olive oil

2 tbsp apple cider vinegar

1 tbsp maple syrup

1 tbsp grainy mustard

1 tsp salt


Preheat the oven to 375f Baking sheet lined with foil

  1. Toss the prepared squash & carrots with the oil.
  2. Combine the maple syrup, grainy mustard & salt. Pour over the vegetables & toss
  3. Put onto the prepared baking sheet
  4. Roast in the preheated oven until tender and caramelized. Stir often to prevent burning. When cooked let them cool briefly
  5. Meanwhile, mix the salad dressing ingredients & set aside
  6. In a large bowl, toss the arugula & roasted vegetables together with the salad dressing. Add the pumpkin seeds.

Enjoy !


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Marilyn Dishes

Many people ask me "how did you do that?" "will you show me how?' So I decided to make a blog about what I cook and bake. I am in no way a professional cook, but I love to feed people and try new things as well as making the "old foods" My friends are wonderful cooks, each with their own 'specialty' and i will be having guest cooks here, showcasing their favourite things to cook as well!! I hope you enjoy this blog and maybe decide to make some of these foods yourself! I am always available to answer any questions you might have about anything you see here. Some of my recipes are unique to me but most are not. They are all recipes I have found in a variety of ways, some are old family recipes that date back decades and some are new ones!

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