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Warm Potato & Acorn Squash Salad

Updated On: May 07, 2024

Warm Potato & Acorn Squash Salad is the perfect summer salad to serve up at a BBQ or other gathering. Just a few ingredients, fresh herbs, arugula, feta cheese and a quick dressing make this warm potato salad a winner.

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I am so excited to be a part of the Kitchen PLAY and Knuckle Salad Munch Madness challenge that’s sponsored by US Potatoes – did you see the awesome badge on my sidebar?  This challenge is all about potatoes where 8 food bloggers will create healthy, light recipes, perfect for spring and then the fun part begins.  Those 8 recipes will go through a “March Madness” type bracketing playoff (see the infographic below) and one foodie will rein supreme.  


As soon as spring weather hits, I am all about warm potato salads using my barbecue wok. I used a bag of mixed fingerling potatoes, acorn squash, spinach & arugula mix. Tossed in some reduced fat feta cheese, fresh herbs, heart-healthy olive oil, and a large pinch of red pepper flakes. The end result was a healthy side or lunch salad.

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Potatoes have gotten a bad rep over the years as being a good-for-nothing starch. Did you know that one medium potato has more potassium than bananas, spinach, or even broccoli?  It’s true!  See other great potato facts at http://www.potatogoodness.com/nutrition .

Warm Potato & Acorn Squash Salad

A delicious warm potato salad with squash, cheese and a tart dressing
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4 Servings


  • 1 28 ounce bag mixed fingerling potatoes cut into bite sized pieces
  • ½ Acorn squash peeled, seeds removed and diced
  • 2 tablespoons light olive oil
  • 3 sprigs fresh rosemary leaves only
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 large handful spinach & arugula mix or one or the other
  • ¼ cup reduced-fat feta cheese crumbled


  • Preheat oven to 425. Add a teaspoon of olive oil to a large baking dish and add the potatoes, squash, rosemary, salt, pepper, crushed red pepper flakes and remaining olive oil. Toss lightly to coat. Roast for 40-45 minutes, or until the potatoes are fork tender. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, add the potatoes, spinach/arugula mix and feta. Toss lightly to combine. Serve immediately.


Calories: 265kcalCarbohydrates: 43gProtein: 7gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 684mgPotassium: 1070mgFiber: 6gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 324IUVitamin C: 47mgCalcium: 49mgIron: 2mg
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Disclaimer: This was a sponsored post by Kitchen PLAY & the US Potato Board.  All opinions are my own.

Recipe By:

Heather is a recipe developer and content creator living in Vancouver, Washington. She started Farmgirl Gourmet in 2006, almost 20 years ago, as a way to share recipes with friends and family. Heather is also the co-founder of Spiceology , a unique spice company, which she started in 2013. She shares family friendly recipes for easy everyday meals with a gourmet twist.


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  1. laurasmess says:

    Wah, I have no idea what an acorn squash is?! We have butternut pumpkins over here that look similar but… hm. Your salad looks so gorgeous though. Perfect for between seasons!

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  5. As a vegetarian, I always got stuck next to the potato salad at family picnics. It got tiresome after awhile. But let me tell you something – this is one potato salad I would never grow tired of. Love it!

  6. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles says:

    Oh my goodness, Heather – what a gorgeous salad. I love it!!

  7. This is a great idea, warm salads! Perfect for spring!

  8. juliajolliff says:

    The colors in this salad look just beautiful. Sounds like a delicious salad.

  9. Erika @ The Hopeless Housewife says:

    Such a gorgeous salad!

  10. Laura (Tutti Dolci) says:

    This is my favorite kind of potato salad – warm and mayo-free!

  11. Marnely Rodriguez-Murray says:

    At times, I love potato salad over bacon and Nutella together. I could eat my weight in it and I love this version1

  12. Stephie @ Eat Your Heart Out says:

    Oh my, this just looks positively divine!

  13. Milisa Armstrong says:

    This looks so wonderful! Comforting and totally delish! You are going to do well in this competition!

  14. Kate | Food Babbles says:

    This salad is simply gorgeous! Your recipe will most definitely be stiff competition. I’ll certainly be making this. It sounds light but so flavorful and I love the toss of feta in there too. Lovely!

    1. FarmgirlGourmet Author says:

      Thank you Kate. I haven’t made the rounds yet, but I’m sure your contribution is deeeeelish. Thanks for popping in and commenting. xo ~H

  15. Bake Your Day says:

    What a fun way to participate in March Madness…I’ve never been a big basketball fan 🙂 This salad sounds fabulous!

  16. bellalimento says:

    I’m going to need a bigger bowl ; )

  17. Sommer@ASpicyPerspective says:

    This is one gorgeous salad, girl! LOVE. IT.

  18. Simi At Tns says:

    i wish it is you, cos this is awesome !!

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