Caramelized Squash Salad with Pistachios and Goat Cheese

Caramelized Squash Salad with Pistachios and Goat Cheese
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
20 mins
Marinate Time:
1 hrs
Bake Time:
26 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 46 mins


  • 1 cup orange juice

  • 3 tablespoon pure maple syrup

  • 1 ½ tablespoon Dijon-style mustard

  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger

  • 1 ½ pound butternut squash, peeled, seeded, halved crosswise and cut into 1/2-inch wide strips

  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • cup olive oil

  • 6 cup mixed salad greens

  • 1 small head radicchio, cored and thinly sliced

  • ½ cup roasted salted pistachio nuts

  • 3 ounce goat cheese, crumbled (optional)


  1. For marinade, in a small bowl stir together orange juice, maple syrup, mustard and ginger. Set aside 1/2 cup of the marinade. Place butternut squash pieces in a large resealable plastic bag set in a shallow dish. Pour remaining marinade over squash. Seal bag; marinate, refrigerated, for 1 to 4 hours, turning bag occasionally.

  2. Preheat oven to 400°F. Coat a large baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray; set aside. Drain marinade from squash, discarding marinade. Place squash on prepared baking sheet. Roast squash until tender and lightly browned in spots, 26 to 30 minutes. Remove from the oven; set aside.

  3. For dressing, in a small bowl, whisk together the reserved marinade, salt, and pepper. Slowly whisk in the oil. Drizzle 2 to 3 tablespoons of dressing over warm squash; toss to combine. In a large bowl combine the mixed greens, radicchio, and half of the pistachios. Toss with half the dressing. Gently toss roasted squash into salad. Top with remaining pistachios and goat cheese. Pass remaining dressing. Makes 6 to 8 servings.

  4. In a large salad bowl, gently toss greens mixture with roasted squash and garnish with remaining pistachios and goat cheese, if desired. Pass remaining dressing.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

275 Calories
17g Fat
29g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 275
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 346mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 11%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 46.6mg 233%
Calcium 101mg 8%
Iron 1.8mg 10%
Potassium 656mg 14%
Folate, total 56.4mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.3mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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