Sheet Pan Salad with Creamy Shallot Herb Dressing

An up close, overhead shot shows a baking sheet salad with roasted delicata squash and broccoli, chickpeas, bibb lettuce, baby arugula, walnuts, and creamy shallot herb dressing. A small bowl of dressing is to the side and a set of salad tongs is sticking out of the salad.

Ready within 45 minutes, this easy sheet pan salad with creamy shallot herb dressing is a seriously satiating and robustly flavoured vegan dinner salad. It comes together with simple ingredients, like baby arugula, tender lettuce, mellow delicata squash, canned chickpeas, broccoli, shallots, and spices. Veggies and chickpeas get crisped on a sheet pan in the oven and are then tossed with the greens and dressing. Loaded with hearty veg, warm spices, fresh greens and herbs, plus a creamy-dreamy shallot herb blender dressing, this simple and nourishing salad is perfect for cooler evenings when you’re craving veggie goodness.

An overhead shot shows a baking sheet salad with roasted delicata squash and broccoli, chickpeas, bibb lettuce, baby arugula, walnuts, and creamy shallot herb dressing. A small bowl of dressing is to the side and a set of salad tongs is sticking out of the salad.
An overhead shot shows ingredients needed for a sheet pan salad with delicata squash, chickpeas, broccoli, and creamy shallot herb dressing.

I love building up a sheet pan salad and serving it right from there. Usually I’m roasting at least one component for my dinner salads, so the baking sheet is already in play. It also gives you lots of room to evenly distribute ingredients when assembling. I line with parchment paper for easier cleanup! Looking for more sheet pan dinner recipes? Check out my Veggie Sausage Sheet Pan Dinner with Pesto Cream or my Sweet Potato Broccoli Rabe Sheet Pan Dinner with Peanut Sauce.

The flavour combination in this salad is sublime–it has so many of my favourite things. Delicata squash, broccoli, and chickpeas get coated in olive oil and a quick spice mix, and are then roasted until crisp. The squash is a bit sweet, the crispy-browned broccoli floret edges are so satisfying, and I love the chewy chickpeas coated in spices. All of these flavours make a nice contrast to the tender bibb lettuce, peppery arugula, and of course our dressing.

With this blender dressing, I combine, fresh basil and chives, a chopped shallot, champagne vinegar, olive oil, a hint of maple syrup, Tamari, and Dijon mustard. It’s super creamy, pretty green, and has an overall sharp, zesty, and balanced flavour. I blend mine up in a small, personal blender since we make an amount that’s perfect for this recipe.

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This is exactly the kind of dish I go for when it’s a bit cooler and I’m craving my greens and veggies. The lettuces wilt a tiny bit with the warm roasted vegetables and chickpeas, which adds a comforting edge. The sharp dressing elevates everything, walnuts add some crunch, and it’s just a really feel-good recipe overall. I also love that it’s a minimal cleanup kinda dinner that’s ready in about 45 minutes. Enjoy!

A head-on shot shows a small blender with a pale green mixture inside on a countertop with vivegar and Tamari bottles in the background.
An overhead shot shows a baking sheet salad with bibb lettuce, arugula, roasted delicata squash, roasted broccoli, and chickpeas.
An overhead shot shows a hand using a spoon to drizzle creamy shallot herb dressing onto a baking sheet salad.
An overhead shot shows a baking sheet salad with roasted delicata squash and broccoli, chickpeas, bibb lettuce, baby arugula, walnuts, and creamy shallot herb dressing.

Sheet Pan Salad with Creamy Shallot Herb Dressing

Sheet pan salad with creamy shallot herb dressing is a satisfying vegan dinner salad that comes together in 45 minutes. Tender sweet squash, roasted broccoli, chickpeas for protein, fresh greens, and a zippy homemade dressing that you’ll want to put on everything.