Squash and Radicchio Salad

Squash and Radicchio Salad

Like leaves at their peak glory in October, fall flavors are on full display in this side dish. The slight bitterness of the radicchio highlights the nuttiness and natural sweetness of the squash, making it a perfect complement to rich mains.

All of Anyday’s recipes are tested (and retested!) in many different microwaves and home kitchens to make sure they work — and work well.


Select your microwave wattage in the dropdown. The cook times in this recipe will automatically change accordingly.

To find your microwave’s wattage, look at the front panel, the side of the door, in the back, in the user manual, or Google the model number. If both an input and output wattage are listed, use the output.

Wattage translates to how powerful the microwave is. The higher the wattage, the faster your food will cook. The lower the wattage, the longer the cook time.

When in doubt, start with less time — you can always add more.


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Product Size

  • Small Dish
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  • Large Shallow
  • Medium Deep
  • Large Deep

Prep Time

10 mins

Cook Time

5-6 mins

Free Time

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  • 1 cup (135g) kabocha squash, peeled and cut into 1” pieces
  • 2 cups (110g) thickly sliced radicchio
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons pomegranate seeds


  1. Place the squash, radicchio, and the olive oil in the Anyday dish and toss. Cover with the lid (knob lifted). Cook in the microwave for 5-6 minutes.
  2. While the squash and radicchio cook, whisk together all ingredients for the vinaigrette until a smooth dressing is formed.
  3. Dress the radicchio and squash with the vinaigrette to your liking, then sprinkle the pomegranate seeds on top. If desired, mix with fresh greens such as spinach or arugula. Enjoy while warm.

Serving suggestions & tips

  • If kabocha isn’t available, use acorn, butternut, or delicata squash.
  • If you want to add fresh salad greens, add spinach or arugula to the cooked squash and radicchio and dress with balsamic dressing.
  • Add toasted or candied pecans for some crunch.
  • Sprinkle salad with blue, goat, or feta cheese for a richer side dish.
  • Microwave ovens vary, even with the same wattages. Adjust cooking times as needed.