Roasted Squash, Apple, and Cipollini Onion Salad

Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs

This colorful salad is a cinch to make -- the oven does most of the work -- and is loaded with nutritious vegetables and fruit.


  • 2 Golden Delicious apples, peeled and cut into ½-inch-thick wedges

  • 8 cipollini onions, peeled, trimmed, and sliced crosswise into ¼-inch-thick rings

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper

  • ½ medium butternut squash or sugar pumpkin, peeled, seeded, and cut into ½-inch pieces (3 cups)

  • 4 cups watercress

  • 1 ½ teaspoons sherry vinegar

  • ¼ cup chopped toasted walnuts


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Toss apples with onions, 3/4 teaspoon oil, and 1/4 teaspoon salt; spread onto a rimmed baking sheet. Toss squash with 3/4 teaspoon oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; spread onto a separate rimmed baking sheet. Roast apple-onion mixture, tossing halfway through, until apples are tender and lightly browned and onions are just starting to crisp, 25 to 30 minutes. Meanwhile, roast squash, tossing halfway through, until tender and browned, 40 to 45 minutes.

  2. Toss watercress with remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons oil and the vinegar; season with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Transfer salad to a serving platter, and top with apple-onion mixture, squash, and walnuts.

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