Sweet Kale Salad

  • Author: Kaitie Massey
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 50 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Category: Main
  • Cuisine: Homemade


Bagged salad doesn’t have to be boring any more! Try amping up this sweet salad with a warm and creamy Fried Goat Cheese Balls and hearty butternut squash.


  • Sweet Kale Salad Mix (I purchase one that has dried cranberries, pumpkin seeds and lemony poppy seed dressing. We are not using the dressing in this recipe).
  • 1 small butternut squash
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Fried Goat Cheese Balls


  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Peel, de-seed and chop the butternut squash into bits sized pieces. Arrange on a parchment lined baking sheet. Drizzle olive oil over, add salt and pepper. Roast for about 30 minutes, flipping half way through.
  2. Prepare the Apple Cider Vinaigrette (recipe below).
  3. While the squash is roasting, start the goat cheese balls. You can find the steps for that on this Green & Fried Goat Cheese Salad post. You don’t need this, but I really think it makes a huge difference when it comes together, and it may look a little daunting but it’s so darn easy!
  4. Assemble the salad! Add you greens and salad mix ins in a medium bowl. Pour vinaigrette over and mix well. Divide onto four plates. Top with 1/4 of the butternut squash and 3 fried goat cheese balls.

Keywords: cheese, salad, butternut squash, main course, dinner, salad