Cannellini, Roasted Squash and Avo Salad


Cannellini, Roasted Squash and Avo Salad

A fall favorite, this hearty dish made will butternut squash and white beans can be served as a side dish at Thanksgiving or during holiday festivities. Goat cheese and rosemary add heartiness and a robust flavor that bring out the flavor when served with turkey or other roasted meats.


  • 1 lb. butternut squash, peeled and 1/2-inch diced
  • 1/2 c. shallots, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 c. olive oil, divided
  • 1 t. dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1 t. red pepper flakes
  • 1 t. kosher salt, divided
  • 1 T. freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 T. red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 t. dijon mustard
  • 1/8 t. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 ea. 15.5-oz. can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 3 c. arugula, drained and sliced
  • 1 ea. Avocado From Mexico, halved, pitted, peeled and diced
  • 4 oz. goat cheese, crumbled


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. On a small baking sheet, spread the diced butternut squash and the shallots in a single layer.
  3. Drizzle with 1/4 cup of olive oil, all the rosemary and red pepper flakes, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Toss well and bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until cooked through and squash is caramelized around edges. Remove from heat.
  4. In a small bowl, mix the lime juice, red wine vinegar, remaining 1/4 cup olive oil, mustard, remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and black pepper. Whisk until combined.
  5. Incorporate cannellini beans and arugula. Toss well. Mix in the avocado and butternut squash mix. Scrape into a serving bowl or platter, sprinkle with goat cheese and serve.


Nutrition Facts
Cannellini, Roasted Squash and Avo Salad
Amount Per Serving 4-6
Calories 610 Calories from Fat 0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 45g 58%
Saturated Fat 12g 59%
Trans Fat 0g  
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g  
Monounsaturated Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 30mg 10%
Sodium 690mg 30%
Total Carbohydrates 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 12g 42%
Total Sugars 5g  
  Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Protein 18g 0%
Vitamin A 0mg 0%
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Vitamin D 0mg 0%
Calcium 0mg 30%
Iron 0mg 20%
Potassium 790mg 58%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Did you know the avocado is a fruit, not a vegetable? Learn more about the amazing avocado, including its rich history, cultural impact and tasty ways to eat this delicious superfood in guacamole as well as other dishes!

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