Roasted butternut squash and kale salad with chili-spiced chickpeas

In order to bring you the best organic produce, some ingredients may differ from those depicted.

Roasted butternut squash and kale salad with chili-spiced chickpeas

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Roasted butternut squash and kale salad with chili-spiced chickpeas

Gluten-Free Friendly, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, Vegan, <600 Calories

2 Servings, 530 Calories/Serving

25–35 Minutes

Roasted, pickled, massaged, spiced . . . you name it. We threw an array of easy-prep vegetables into this vegan fall main-course salad. This recipe was selected in partnership with the Type 1 diabetes nonprofit organization Beyond Type 1.**

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1 bag serves 2 (2 bags serve 4)
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  • 1 apple (such as Fuji)
  • 1 parsnip
  • 2 cups chopped peeled butternut squash
  • 1 bunch kale (about ½ pound)
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup currants
  • ¼ pound cremini mushrooms
  • 1 cup cooked chickpeas
  • Chickpea spice blend (ground cumin - chili powder)
  • 2 tablespoons roasted pumpkin seeds

Nutrition per serving

Calories 530, Total Fat 23g (29% DV), Sat. Fat 3g (15% DV), Trans Fat 0g, Cholest. 0mg (0% DV), Sodium 120mg (5% DV), Total Carb. 76g (28% DV), Fiber 14g (50% DV), Total Sugars 27g (Incl. 0g Added Sugars, 0% DV), Protein 15g

Sodium does not include pantry salt; for reference, ⅛; teaspoon kosher salt per serving averages 240mg (10% DV). Not a significant source of trans fat. Packed in a facility that handles all major food allergens* and gluten.

*Milk, Eggs, Fish, Crustacean Shellfish, Tree Nuts, Peanuts, Wheat, Soybeans, Sesame.


2-serving instructions (4-serving modifications in red)

Wash produce before use


Roast the apple and vegetables

Heat the oven to 425°F.
  • Cut the apple into quarters lengthwise and cut away the core; cut each quarter lengthwise into 1-inch-thick slices, then crosswise into 1-inch cubes.
  • Scrub or peel the parsnip and trim off the ends; cut the parsnip in half lengthwise, then crosswise on the diagonal into ½-inch-thick slices.
On a sheet pan, drizzle the apple, parsnip, and butternut squash with 1 to 2 tablespoons oil; season with salt and pepper and toss to coat. Spread in an even layer and roast, stirring halfway through, until the apple and vegetables are tender and starting to brown, 18 to 20 minutes.
While the apple and vegetables roast, prepare the kale and mushrooms.


Prep the kale

  • Strip the kale leaves from the stems; coarsely chop the leaves.
  • Measure out 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar; set aside the remaining 3 tablespoons for the mushrooms.
In a large bowl, combine the kale and currants with 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar and 2 to 3 teaspoons oil. Season with salt and pepper and gently massage the leaves. Let stand while you prepare the rest of the meal.


Quick-pickle the mushrooms

  • Cut the mushrooms into quarters.
In a small bowl, combine the mushrooms with the remaining 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar and 1 tablespoon water and season generously with salt. Let stand, stirring occasionally, while you prepare the rest of the meal.


Prep and roast the chickpeas

  • Rinse the chickpeas.
On another sheet pan, drizzle the chickpeas with 2 to 3 teaspoons oil; sprinkle with the chickpea spice blend, season with salt, and toss to coat. Spread in an even layer and roast, stirring halfway through, until the chickpeas are crisp, 5 to 7 minutes.


Assemble the kale salad

  • Drain the mushrooms from the pickling liquid.
To the bowl with the kale, add the roasted apple and vegetables, pickled mushrooms, and chickpeas and toss to combine. Season to taste with salt and pepper.


Transfer the kale salad to individual plates, garnish with the pumpkin seeds, and serve.

**Beyond Type 1 ( is a new brand of philanthropy, changing what it means to live with Type 1 diabetes by educating the global community as well as providing resources and support for those living with Type 1.