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Butternut Squash Salad with Black Beans and Walnuts

Butternut squash salad with black beans and toasted walnuts is the seasonal fall salad you've been craving! Great as meal or a side dish on your holiday table.

Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword black bean salad, butternut squash salad, holiday side dish, roasted butternut squash
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 358 kcal
Author betsy


  • 4 cups butternut squash cubed into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 7 teaspoons  extra-virgin olive oil divided
  • 1/2 cup  walnuts chopped
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 tablespoons  red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon  Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon  honey
  • 1 tablespoon  adobo sauce
  • garlic cloves thinly sliced
  • 15 oz can black beans rinsed and drained
  • 4 cups arugula
  • 1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese
  • salt and pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 425°.
  2. Toss squash with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Spread into an even layer on a baking sheet, and cook for 25-30 minutes until tender.

  3. On a separate baking sheet, spray walnuts with cooking spray. Cook until toasted, about 10 minutes.

  4. Whisk together 1 tablespoon olive oil, vinegar, mustard, honey, and adobo sauce in a bowl. Set aside.

  5. Heat remaining oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic; sauté 1 minute. Add squash and beans. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and cook 3 minutes or until heated through. Remove from heat; stir in 3 tablespoons adobo dressing; toss to coat.

  6. Combine remaining dressing and arugula; toss to coat. Divide arugula mixture evenly among 4 plates; top with bean mixture. Sprinkle evenly with nuts and cheese.
Nutrition Facts
Butternut Squash Salad with Black Beans and Walnuts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 358 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 9mg3%
Sodium 801mg33%
Potassium 683mg20%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 8g32%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 10433IU209%
Vitamin C 24mg29%
Calcium 142mg14%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.