Pumpkin Apple Raisin Salad with Walnuts

This is a very tasty salad that we enjoyed today. We used a red kuri squash, also known as Uchiki Kuri Squash.

Pumpkin Apple Raisin Salad

Serving Size: 4


for the dressing:

  • 4 tablespoons walnut or pumpkin seed oil
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon sweet grainy mustard
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated
  • 1-2 tablespoons syrup (maple, agave, or fruit)
  • pinch salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Thai sweet spicy sauce (optional)

for the salad:

  • 1 & 1/2 cups pumpkin or winter squash, peeled and grated
  • 1 & 1/2 cups apple chopped
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
  • red chicory or radicchio

Pumpkin Apple Raisin Salad with Walnuts


to mix the dressing:

  1. Place the oil, mustard, syrup, ginger and lemon juice in a cup or small bowl.
  2. Mix well.
  3. Add the salt and pepper and Thai sauce if desired.

to make the salad:

  1. Peel and grate the pumpkin or winter squash.
  2. Place the grated pumpkin in a bowl.
  3. Chop the apple in small pieces or optionally grate.
  4. Add the apple pieces to the grated pumpkin.
  5. Add the raisins and stir to mix.
  6. Chop the walnut pieces.
  7. Add most of the walnut pieces to the salad, reserving a few pieces as garnish.
  8. Add the dressing to the salad and mix well.
  9. Clean the red chicory or radicchio and separate the leaves.
  10. Place a leaf on each salad plate as a cup to hold the salad.
  11. Fill the leaf with the salad.
  12. Top with a few walnut pieces and optionally garnish with a parsley leaf or chervil leaf.