Maple Roasted Butternut Squash Salad

Maple Roasted Butternut Squash Salad

This recipe is not quite a summer recipe, but I got two butternut squashes in my Bountiful Basket and had to use them up. Book mark this recipe for when you get a nice fall squash and you can enjoy a lovely salad with it! I love this roasted butternut squash salad I have made it many times and every time I make it again I remember how much I love it. This recipe came from Ina Garten, on Food Network. She has a lot of great recipes. I like to add a little maple syrup to the dressing to make it a little sweeter, and pears are a good addition as well. Scotty loved this salad, Isaiah not as much. We have been loving eating outside on the deck, which isn’t easy for busy bodies to sit still and eat.

Tip: Sometimes I hate working with butternut squash because it is so hard to cut. Here is my little secret to make the prep faster on this, throughout the week when you have the oven on for a different dinner, bake your squash to soften it a little. I almost cooked mine all the way whole. Once the squash was soft, I took it out let it cool, peeled it, seeded it, and chopped it into cubes. I put it back in the fridge for a different night to make the salad. For dinner that night all the prep was already done, I just roasted the cut up squash at 475 for 15 minutes, it made dinner come together really quick. I always like to try and prep for other meals in the week when I have all of the dishes out and dirty anyway. Less dishes makes a happier mom! I hate doing dishes, in fact if any sweet soul wants to trade, I will cook dinner, and you do the dishes!

Don’t make the mistake of adding this squash to this salad even a little bit hot, it wilts the greens. Just stick it in the fridge to cool down, or even the freezer if you are impatient like me.

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3 Responses to Maple Roasted Butternut Squash Salad

  1. Hillary Pate says:

    I just made this salad. It was lovely. I looked everywhere for cider vinegar but couldn’t find it. I have even looked online. Where did you buy yours?

  2. Yvonne says:

    how many people will this feed?

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