Butternut Squash Salad

  • Prep time:10 mins
  • Cook time:30 mins
  • Servings:2

This butternut squash salad is perfect if you’re looking for a warm, yet refreshing, salad that’s filling, hearty and satisfying. If you’re looking to lose weight, our butternut squash salad is a brilliant evening meal that’s packed with nutrients and fibre that will keep you fuller for longer.

If these ingredients aren’t in season for you, simply switch them out for vegetables that are! If you’re on a non-fasting day or are cooking for family, add some sweet potatoes and an additional protein source to increase the calories of this dish.

Alternatively, if you’re looking for the ultimate summer salad that can be made from anything in your fridge, read this article.

Nutrition facts(per serving)


  • 1/2 red onion, cut into chunks
  • parsnip, cut into chunks
  • 120 g Brussels sprouts, halved
  • 200 g butternut squash, cut into chunks
  • 1/2 red pepper, cut into chunks
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, (for roasting)
  • 10 g pine nuts
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 4 tsp extra virgin olive oil (for dressing)
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 60 g spinach leaves
  • 60 g feta cheese, crumbled
  • fresh basil


  1. Preheat the oven to fan-forced 180°C/200°C/400°F/Gas mark 6.
  2. Toss the onion, parsnip, sprouts, butternut and peppers in olive oil and salt and pepper. Place in a lined baking tray. Roast veggies for 25-30 minutes (more serves may need more time).
  3. While they’re roasting, make the dressing: Combine the apple cider vinegar, olive oil and mustard - taste and season with salt and pepper.
  4. About 5 minutes before the veggies are done, add the pine nuts to the roasting tray.
  5. Serve warm veggies on fresh spinach, topped with feta and basil leaves.
  6. Enjoy your butternut squash salad!


  • Store leftover roasted veggies in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat and serve atop fresh leafy greens.
  • Some brands of cheese (including feta) may contain rennet so are not strictly vegetarian. Check the product you buy uses vegetarian ingredients. Brands vary, so it is always important to read labels first.

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