Kale Salad with Pears, Squash & Broccoli

Photography: Tango | Food Styling: Nataly Simard | Prop Styling: Caroline Simon

We all know that pears are excellent in pies, preserves and crisps—but this autumnal fruit also lends itself well to savoury recipes.

  • Prep time 15 minutes
  • Total time 50 minutes
  • Portion size 6 servings


Autumn Vinaigrette:


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.

Nutritional facts PER SERVING: about

  • Iron 2 mg
  • Fibre 7 g
  • Sodium 150 mg
  • Sugars 9 g
  • Protein 5 g
  • Calories 290
  • Total fat 20 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Saturated fat 3 g
  • Total carbohydrate 23 g
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Kale Salad with Pears, Squash & Broccoli