Roasted Butternut Squash and Gorgonzola Salad
Roasted Butternut Squash and Gorgonzola Salad
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 

This Roasted Butternut Squash and Gorgonzola Salad is packed with delicious fall flavors!

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: butternut squash salad, roasted butter squash and gorgonzola salad, roasted butternut squash, vegetarian
Servings: 6 to 8 people
Author: Ginnie
Ingredients
  • nonstick cooking spray
For Butternut Squash:
  • 4 cups cubed butternut squash (about 1/2 a large squash)
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
For Dressing:
  • 1 shallot, finely diced
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • salt
  • pepper
For Salad:
  • 1 cup pecan halves
  • 8 ounces mesclun salad
  • 1 pomegranate, seeds removed
  • 4 ounces gorgonzola or other blue cheese, crumbled
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Coat a medium baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.

Prepare Butternut Squash:
  1. In a large bowl, mix together squash, 2 tablespoons olive oil, and 1 tablespoon maple syrup. Season with salt and pepper.

  2. Transfer squash to baking sheet and bake 30 minutes (or until tender and caramelized), flipping every 10 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly before assembling salad.
Prepare Dressing:
  1. While squash is cooking, combine shallot and vinegar in a small bowl. Set aside to pickle.

  2. When salad is ready to assemble, whisk together shallot/vinegar mixture, 4 tablespoons olive oil, and 1 tablespoon maple syrup. Season generously to taste with salt and pepper.

Prepare Salad:
  1. While squash is cooking, place pecan halves in a small skillet over medium-low heat. Cook, stirring frequently, for about 10 minutes or until toasted. Remove from pan and set aside to cool.

  2. When everything is ready, pour dressing over mesclun and toss to coat.

  3. Top mesclun with roasted squash, pecans, pomegranate seeds, and gorgonzola.
  4. Serve salad immediately. Enjoy!