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Butternut Parsley Root Salad with Avocado Dressing | © 2016 |

A gluten-free, vegetarian salad loaded with autumn flavours -- raw butternut squash, parsley root, plum, cranberries and a spinach avocado dressing. It's so simple, delicious and perfect for the family gatherings.

SaladAvocado Dressing
  • 400 g Butternut squash, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 400 g Parsley root, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 Plums, stoned and sliced
  • Handful of baby spinach leaves
  • 1 tbsp Black sesame seeds, toasted
  • 50 g Dried cranberries
  • 1 Ripe avocado
  • 50 g Baby spinach leaves
  • 150 g Greek yogurt
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • 2 tbsp White balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp Maple syrup
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Place the avocado, spinach leaves, yoghurt, garlic, and White balsamic vinegar and maple syrup in a blender. Season with salt and pepper. Blend until smooth.
  2. Peel butternut squash and and slice in half lengthwise. Scoop out any seeds and using a sharp knife or mandoline, slice the squash into thin strips. Peel and cut the parsley root into thin strips.
  3. Place squash and parsley root strips in a large bowl. Add in dressing and toss together. Set aside, covered, to allow the flavours to develop.
  4. Stone and cut plums into wedges. Fold the plum wedges and spinach leaves into the salad. Place the salad in bowls or plates and sprinkle the black sesame and dried cranberries over and serve. | © 2016 | | © 2016 |


Kushigalu 5/10/16 05:00

amazing combination of ingredients. Looks beautiful dear!

great-secret-of-life 5/10/16 05:16

colorful and tempting salad.. nice dressing

Sharmila kingsly 5/10/16 06:22

This is such a healthy and tempting platter ..

Anonymous 5/10/16 08:59

What a mouthwatering salad Angie. I have never used parsley root before and I have just thrown out some from my herb garden.
Have a wonderful and happy day.
:-) Mandy xo

Easyfoodsmith 5/10/16 12:03

Sounds amazing. You create such amazing food.

Alida 5/10/16 12:54

Butternut squash..mmm! Delicious your salad Angie, I can almost smell it!

Sonia Cerca 5/10/16 13:16

What a delicious way to enjoy butternut squash! I'm definitely going to try this, thanks for sharing!

Shashi at SavorySpin 5/10/16 13:41

Angie, your butternut parsley root salad sounds delicious and looks simply gorgeous - but I'm so loving that avocado dressing - gosh, hand me a spoon to eat it straight up! :)

Monica 5/10/16 14:27

That avocado dressing is so creamy and gorgeous! I could use it on many things. This salad is lovely altogether. I'd love to serve it with soup and nibbles with some girlfriends for lunch.

Unknown 5/10/16 14:45

Yum, love all the colors, textures, shapes and deliciousness!

Pam 5/10/16 15:07

Wow! Sounds and looks delicious to me, Angie! Love the creamy dressing with it's gorgeous color! Like the plate in the first photo too. Thanks for sharing and take care.

Beena 5/10/16 15:54

Mouthwatering colorful salad

motherrimmy 5/10/16 15:55

This is a gorgeous salad - perfect for the holiday season!

Nancy Chan 5/10/16 16:12

Your salads are always amazing and look so delicious! Yums!

Kitchen Riffs 5/10/16 18:11

This is just perfect for the season. Such a nice flavor combo. Brava! And thanks.

Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary 5/10/16 18:28

This salad is so pretty, Angie!! Butternut squash is my favorite fall veggie, so this beauty is definitely calling my name! And that spinach avocado dressing sounds like perfection!! Cheers!

Juliana 5/10/16 18:42

This is such an interesting salad Angie...I never had raw butternut squash...delicious avocado dressing!
Hope you are having a fabulous week :)

Hema 5/10/16 18:55

Salad looks superb, going to try out the avocado dip..

Gingi 5/10/16 19:18

Oh boy, this looks phenomenal! Must try! Thanks for sharing! <3 -

Pam 5/10/16 19:33

Great textures, flavors, and colors. The salad looks terrific Angie.

Koko 5/10/16 19:57

Such a beautiful salad visually, and the flavours sound amazing. I bet the dressing is to die for...I love anything with avocado!!

Mindy 5/10/16 20:23

Such a beautiful dish, as always!!

Ashley@CookNourishBliss 5/10/16 20:34

I adore anything butternut squash and with that avocado dressing??? Sign me right up please and thank you! :)

[Reply] 5/10/16 22:03

such a healthy salad.very nice...

fimere 5/10/16 22:08

tout simplement délicieux bravo
bonne soirée

Tricia Buice 5/10/16 22:29

I love the ingredients in that dressing and the beautiful salad. Thanks Angie!

Green Thumb 5/10/16 23:00

Mukhang masarap yan Angie! Yum!

Sharon D. 6/10/16 00:23

Such a lovely-looking salad, Angie. I'm always motivated to eat healthier when I come to your blog. ^.^

Gourmet Getaways 6/10/16 03:23

Im in India and craving salads at the moment! This look so good!
Thanks for sharing
Gourmet Getaways

Tania | My Kitchen Stories 6/10/16 08:10

Such a great autum salad. i don't usually eat squash raw so its a very good idea. That avocado dressing is a keeper Angie!

Nammi 6/10/16 14:50

yummm.... I love the colours and the bright green dressing.

Nammi 6/10/16 14:51

yummm.... I love the colours and the bright green dressing.

grace 6/10/16 15:42

parsley root would be a new ingredient for me, and i'm intrigued! love the accent that the black sesame seeds give to the salad too. :)

Yi @ YiReservation 6/10/16 15:45

I've also been experimenting avocado salad dressing lately and this recipe sounds like a great addition to my list. Thanks for sharing!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 6/10/16 16:18

Delicious and so pretty, Angie! The avocado dressing sounds wonderful. Love the addition of maple syrup!

Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy 6/10/16 16:54

What a beautiful salad, and perfect for the change in seasons. I am loving the sound of that dressing too.

Jean | 6/10/16 17:06

Wow, Angie, once again I am dazzled by your artful combinations! I've never even heard of parsley root, but must look into it. Beautiful!

Amy (Savory Moments) 6/10/16 17:17

Parsley root is new to me! I would like to give it a try. Your salad looks delicious and lovely, as always!

Kelly 6/10/16 19:50

This salad is gorgeous, Angie! I love the butternut squash and plums in here! And I can just drink up the avocado dressing! So yummy!

lisa is cooking 6/10/16 23:01

This dressing sounds amazing! And, what a great mix with fall vegetables for this salad.

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies 7/10/16 04:54

The salad sounds so good, but that dressing is amazing!

All That I'm Eating 7/10/16 12:12

Yum, I love the sound of that avocado dressing!

Veronica 7/10/16 12:38

What a lovely combination for your salad Angie. But raw pumpkin? Hmmm, I wonder how it would taste like.

Megan - The Emotional Baker 7/10/16 13:19

This is the perfect salad for fall! I love the addition of plums :)

Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen 7/10/16 14:49

Love how dreamy creamy that avocado dressing looks, Angie. Love all the ingredients you have used here especially plums and cranberries. Love the fact this is gluten-free and loaded with autumn flavors too.

Cheri Savory Spoon 7/10/16 14:54

This salad is pure perfection Angie, love all the bits and pieces of fall that you have put together here. And that avocado still my heart.

Sue/the view from great island 7/10/16 17:28

This salad is worthy of Ottolenghi, Angie, I love the unique combination of flavors here, and I love how you sliced everything in strips, yum!!

Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen 7/10/16 18:56

What a colorful salad Angie and the black sesame seeds add a dash of unexpected color. I can think of lots of salads that would go well with the avocado dressing. Take care and have a nice weekend.

Evelyne CulturEatz 7/10/16 21:04

What a great salad, I have a butternut looking for a recipe actually. And I just adore the look of that avocado dressing!

[Reply] 7/10/16 22:21

this is such a lovey salad platter ..

Amy 7/10/16 22:45

This looks so good! I love butternut and can't wait to try this. :)

Gloria Baker 7/10/16 23:33

Angie love this salad with avocado dressing !!
Have a nice weekend!

Barbara 8/10/16 13:12

Parsley root is a new one on me, Angie! It's a lovely fall salad and your avocado dressing sounds wonderful.

Choclette 8/10/16 14:38

I don't think I've ever had raw parsnip before, other than nibbling on it when preparing - how intriguing. Your avocado dressing sounds divine.

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 8/10/16 17:17

Such a unique, fabulous salad! Both the dressing and combination of ingredients sound delicious!

Abbe@This is How I Cook 9/10/16 15:29

Oh Angie. This would surely hit the spot. So much flavor but that avocado dressing rocks!

Unknown 9/10/16 15:38

Salad looks wonderful...Love the combination of flavours!!

Katerina 9/10/16 17:46

I am intrigued by the raw butternut! I must try this, looks perfect!

Reeni 10/10/16 04:36

What a gorgeous fall salad Angie! I never had butternut squash raw before! Didn't know you could eat it raw - I shall have to try it.

Unknown 10/10/16 06:39

Love the beautiful colours, textures and flavours in this salad Angie!! That dressing sounds divine! Kind of obsessed with avocado myself haha.

Rahul 10/10/16 07:32

Angie, your butternut parsley root salad looks simply gorgeous. I am in love with this avocado dressing

Adina 10/10/16 09:46

I've never had raw butternut or parsley, I usually use the parsley roots only for making soup. I am curious about this salad, it sounds really flavorful and I bet that creamy dressing is a great fit for the crunchy veggies.

nadia 10/10/16 13:21

Would love to have this for my lunch! Looks so good! And the avocado dressing sounds just perfect :)

Beth 10/10/16 15:51

What a gorgeous autumn salad! Love all those flavours, and the dressing looks amazing.

kitchen flavours 10/10/16 16:22

Such a beautiful salad! I have never tried raw butternut in a salad. Looks so good!

Balvinder 10/10/16 21:02

This looks amazing. I have never tried raw butternut squash.

norma chang 11/10/16 00:57

Never thought of eating uncooked butternut squash, should give it a try.

Unknown 11/10/16 01:42

Angie another gorgeous creation from you!! Love the ingredients and that dressing sounds so good!

Donalyn@TheCreeksideCook 11/10/16 04:12

That looks delectable and SO seasonal - love it!

mjskit 11/10/16 04:17

You had to have seen my grocery list this morning!! Everything in this salad was on the list. You know I'm going to have to make this now. Thanks Angie!!!

Dannii 11/10/16 11:12

That is such a delicious sounding salad. I am loving the look of the dressing too.

Sokehah cheah 11/10/16 11:55

A healthy salad for weight watches!

Evi @ greenevi 11/10/16 19:37

Such a beautiful, colourful salad, Angie! I absolutely love raw butternut squash, so this recipe is just perfect for me ;)

Unknown 11/10/16 20:30

loving all the butternut squash recipes at the moment! this salad looks delicious Angie!

Alida 11/10/16 21:57

Delicious your salad. Your healthy food inspires me!

tigerfish 12/10/16 00:45

Lovely autumn salad that is so easy to prepare. I usually roast the butternut squash and have never tried them raw. I should since I am enjoying salads so much, so often these days :)

The Yum List 12/10/16 01:54

Looks beautiful and delicious.

Dawn @ Words Of Deliciousness 13/10/16 01:37

I have never eat squash raw. The salad looks beautiful. I would love to have a taste of it.

Unknown 13/10/16 12:06

Wow!! Healthy, colourful and yummy :)

Jeanette | Jeanette's Healthy Living 14/10/16 04:17

I love the avocado dressing on this beautiful salad! I just made a kale butternut squash salad today but I roasted the squash - I've never tried eating it raw. Will have to give that a try.

Jeff the Chef 16/10/16 00:03

Wow, I just want to eat this right off the page! So unusual, and so delicious-looking!

Sophie's Foodie files 16/10/16 09:45

A truly wonderful inviting superb Fall salad! I love the yummy flavours all beautifully combined in here! Yummmmm!

Vicki Bensinger 16/10/16 20:29

Angie I love everything about this salad. It's healthy and has so many flavors of fall. Plus the dressing sounds fantastic. I look forward to trying this.

Anca 17/10/16 19:41

Aww, so many flavours and veggies, I love it. It seems perfect for Autumn.

Muna Kenny 24/10/16 01:45

From my experience, your salad recipes are so delicious always :)

Choclette 8/11/16 10:06

And another stunning dish. My mouth is watering. Love squash in pretty much any form and I;m so intrigued with the spinach inclusion in your avocado dressing.


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