Roasted Kuri Squash Salad Recipe

A super-simple and tasty salad! Roasted red kuri squash has a slightly nutty taste. I seasoned mine with Mexican-style flavor and dressing. This salad is a good way to try a new squash or a new way if you’re already a Red Kuri fan!

  • Author: Laura
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 min
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 3-4 salads 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Global


  • 2 lb (.9kg) Red Kuri Squash (small or half a large Red Kuri), stemmed and seeded
  • 1/2 Fennel Bulb, sliced thin (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 Tbsp (15ml) Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp (or more!) Tajin Seasoning, plus extra for sprinkling or for the dressing
  • 3 Tbsp dried cranberries or cherries
  • 3 Tbsp Roasted, Salted Pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
  • 2 Tbsp Chopped, fresh cilantro
  • 2 Tbsp (30ml) Greek Yogurt (full fat or 2%)
  • 2 Tbsp (30ml) Sour Cream (I used full fat)
  • Juice of 1/2 lime (about 2 tsp-1 Tbsp)
  • 1 tsp (5ml) Honey or Maple Syrup


  1. Slice the seeded Kuri Squash into crescents that are 3/4-1″ thick at their thickest point. Half a large squash should yield 9-10 crescents.
  2. Slice the fennel bulb into small strips.
  3. Place the squash crescents and 1/2 cup fennel strips onto a sheet pan, lined with parchment if desired (but not necessary). Rub all over with the olive oil and sprinkle generously with the Tajin seasoning.
  4. Place in preheated oven and roast until fork-tender, about 20-30 minutes (I removed mine at 25 mins.)
  5. While the squash is roasting, prepare the dressing: In a small bowl, stir together sour cream, yogurt, lime juice, honey (or maple syrup), then add pinch of salt (or a pinch of tajin).
  6. When the squash is done, remove and let cool just a bit, maybe 5 minutes. Remove to a serving dish or individual plates. Top with the strips of roasted fennel, dried cherries, pepitas, cilantro, and dressing. Serve warm or at room temperature.


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