Refreshing Butternut Squash Salad

October 8th, 2013

If you are short on time, but still want a filling meal, this refreshing butternut squash salad is your answer. It is high in fiber, protein, and has a sweet flavor.

Refreshing butternut squash salad

Refreshing Butternut Squash Salad (This is a slightly modified version from

Yields approximately 4 servings

Calories: 250 calories per serving


  • 1 butternut squash, cut into cubes
  • 2 oz goat cheese
  • 1/4 cup dried cherries (you can use raisins if you prefer)
  • 6 cups lettuce
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup almonds slices

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

butternut squash

 butternut squash cinnamon

In a large mixing bowl, combined cinnamon, butternut squash cubes, and maple syrup.

butternut squash cinnamon olive oil syrup honey

Stir until butternut squash is evenly coated with syrup and cinnamon.

butternut squash baking sheet

On a baking sheet, spray non-stick cooking spray such as Pam.  Spread the butternut squash evenly on to the pan. Place in oven and cook for about 20 minutes or until butternut squash is soft. Set the butternut squash aside and let cool.

butternut squash salad almonds raisins

In a large salad bowl, mix together lettuce, dried cherries, goat cheese, and almond slices. Place the cooled butternut squash on top of the salad mixture.

To make the salad dressing, combine extra virgin olive oil and honey and drizzle over salad. If this salad has you in the mood for more, be sure to see my collection of 7 delicious summer salads that are easy to prepare and great for your health. Serve and enjoy!

Let us know what you think about this salad in the comments section below.

Written by Suzie Bonder

Suzie Bonder MS RD is a Registered Dietitian in the state of New Jersey and the founder of SDO Nutrition. Suzie specializes in nutrition and weight loss counseling. Follow Suzie on twitter @SDOnutrition.

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