Take-out Tuesday, Power Greens Salad with Peanut Lime Dressing and Butternut Squash Ravioli Croutons

Now you can have peanut butter in your salad!

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and your pasta too~

butternut squash with parmesan croutons thepaintedapron.com

I used this bag of kale salad mix to make prep super easy, but you can also make your own mix with fresh kale, shaved brussels sprouts, spinach, whatever you like

kale salad

Fresh ravioli cooks in 2-3 minutes and will keep for days in the refrigerator


When you’re ready to serve the salad, top the ravioli with fresh Parmesan and broil for a few minutes

Parmesan topped ravioli croutons thepaintedapron.com

Serve them whole

butternut squash with parmesan croutons thepaintedapron.com
power peanut salad with ravioli croutons

Or quartered

butternut squash ravioli croutons thepaintedapron.com
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The dressing is super easy

peanut butter lime dressing thepaintedapron.com

Mix everything in a jar for easy mixing and storing

peanut lime dressing 1 thepaintedapron.com

The peanut butter makes it creamy and the lime adds just the right amount of tang and spark

peanut lime dressing thepaintedapron.com

It’s great without the croutons too!

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Power Greens Salad with Butternut Squash Ravioli Parmesan Croutons

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine American


  • Kale salad mix in a bag* or:
  • baby kale massaged and cut into ribbons
  • brussels sprouts shaved
  • bean sprouts
  • shredded red cabbage
  • fresh spinach torn
  • crisp romaine leaves torn
  • dry roasted peanuts chopped
  • fresh butternut squash ravioli cooked and drained
  • freshly shaved Parmesan cheese


  • Place cooked ravioli on a baking sheet and cover with Parmesan. Broil for 3-4 minutes until cheese melts and turns golden. Serve whole or cut into 1/4s. Combine greens. Add peanuts to taste. Toss with Peanut Lime Dressing and top with ravioli croutons
  • Adjust salad quantities to your needs. Plan on 2-3 ravioli per person


*NOTE: Use a bag salad for easy prep
Keyword butternut squash ravioli, kale salad, power greens salad, ravioli croutons

Peanut Lime Dressing

Course condiment
Cuisine American


  • 2 heaping T Peanut Butter
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 3 T water
  • 1/2 T Dijon mustard
  • 2 T pure maple syrup
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder


  • Combine ingredients in a jar and shake well. Refrigerate until just before serving, and let dressing warm to room temperature before tossing
Keyword homemade salad dressing, peanut lime dressing
power peanut salad with ravioli croutons

Jazz up your salad this week!

Here’s another kind of crazy salad you might enjoy

Stuffed Peach Salad with Balsamic Drizzle

peach, pecan and prosciutto salad thepaintedapron.com

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10 Responses to “Take-out Tuesday, Power Greens Salad with Peanut Lime Dressing and Butternut Squash Ravioli Croutons”
  1. Lynn says:

    I’d like to try some butternut ravioli, it always sounds good:@)

  2. Carole says:

    Wow, love this idea!! I’ll be looking for that ravioli next grocery run.

  3. Looks amazing Jenna….I have not tried the butternut squash ravioli…but have made Giada’s Butternut Squash Lasagna and it is so good….Love the combination of the flavors you have presented today!

  4. Mary says:

    Love your salad combo and the peanut lime dressing sounds delicious Jenna! I’ve bought butternut squash ravioli at my grocery store in the fall. Love the idea of a little additional parm and broiling it for crouton!

  5. Shana Sutton says:

    What a great idea–adding the ravioli on top! Yum! I love those cruciferous veggie blends! my fave!

  6. Miz Helen says:

    Hi Jenna,
    I can’t wait to try this awesome dressing, it looks delicious. Thanks so much for sharing this awesome recipe with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

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