Butternut & Roasted Tomato Summer Salad
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Butternut & Roasted Tomato Summer Salad


This is the perfect summer salad that transitions into fall because of the butternut squash. When it’s hot outside the whole family seems game for a salad that is a meal. The only issue is I feel like my salad repertoire is a little boring. Kind of been there done that. Lisa Ende’s Summer Salad cooking class was the perfect solution to get some great new salads in my kitchen. Lisa finds recipes that she likes and alters them with a fresh twist to make them her own. Her real genius is juggling a million things in the kitchen and giving the best tips on how to make things easy.

This Butternut and Roasted Tomato salad is so insanely delicious. You HAVE to try it!! Great for the family and even better for entertaining. I’ll be honest, I didn’t expect to like it as much as I did because there wasn’t chicken or some other protein but I was soooo wrong. Seriously, make this delicious summer salad ASAP!! If you want a great Meatless Monday dish, here it is.

Butternut & Roasted Tomato Summer Salad

Butternut & Roasted Tomato Summer Salad
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Butternut and Roasted Tomato Salad with Pine Nuts, Avocado, and Feta

Ingredients

  • 1 Large Butternut Peeled and Cut into Chunks
  • 1.5 Lbs Tomatoes of Assorted Colors, Cherry and Martini
  • Olive Oil
  • Course Salt and Black Pepper
  • 1/2 cup Pine Nuts Toasted
  • 2 Avocados Sliced into Wedges
  • Handful Fresh Mint Shredded Finely
  • 1/2 Lb Feta Thinly Sliced
  • 2 Tbs Italian Parsley Chopped Finely

Dressing

  • 1/3 cup Olive Oil
  • 1/3 cup Red Wine Vinegar
  • 3 tbs Honey
  • Course Salt
  • Black Pepper

Instructions

  1. Drizzle the butternut and tomatoes with some olive oil, coarse salt, and pepper. Place on separate baking trays and roast them for about 40 minutes.

    NOTE: You want to make sure that the butternut is softened but not too brown.

  2. Remove from the oven and leave to cool on a single layer without covering them so that they don’t become soggy.

    NOTE: You can leave tomatoes in the oven to dry out further.

  3. Place some Arugula on the bottom of a platter. Top with the roasted vegetables, nuts, avocado, feta, mint and parsley

  4. Drizzle with dressing.

Dressing

  1. Heat the olive oil and vinegar on low heat and simmer for 5 minutes.

  2. Add the honey and whisk.

  3. Season with salt and pepper. 

  4. Cool and set aside until ready to use.

    CHEF’S TIP: Only dress the salad just before serving and serve at room temperature. 

Main Course Salads

You will also find this Butternut and Roasted Summer Salad recipe with the most delicious Main Course Salad recipes. I love soups, salads and juices as a delicious way to up my veggie intake. There’s so much controversy about animal proteins depending on who you ask but the one thing everyone can agree on is the importance of getting more vegetables in your diet. For other great ideas on upping your veggie intake, see 5 Easy Ways to get more Fiber. Eating more fiber doesn’t sound sexy but you’ll look sexy if you do πŸ˜‰

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22 Comments

  • Reply
    Emily
    August 15, 2018 at 2:35 am

    This sounds delish! Pinning for later!

    • Reply
      admin
      August 21, 2018 at 7:23 pm

      I hope you love it as much as I do!!

  • Reply
    heather noire
    August 6, 2018 at 4:51 pm

    5 stars
    This looks like such a delicious recipe! I love the photos so much πŸ™‚
    http://www.bauchlefashion.com/2018/08/the-oreo-effect-monochrome-b-style.html

    • Reply
      admin
      August 21, 2018 at 7:18 pm

      Thank you Heather! The recipe is delicious and the salad is so colorful and beautiful that it feels very satisfying!

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    Barbara
    August 6, 2018 at 11:46 am

    This looks so tasty, I’m hungry now! And it seems so healthy, I have to try this out. πŸ™‚

    https://barbiegirl06.wordpress.com/

    • Reply
      admin
      August 21, 2018 at 7:09 pm

      Hope you enjoy it! I absolutely loved it!!

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    Lovely Amusan
    August 3, 2018 at 7:19 am

    This looks absolutely delicious darling, mmmm!! Have a fabulous day.

    xoxo
    Lovely
    http://www.mynameislovely.com

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      admin
      August 21, 2018 at 6:58 pm

      Thank you! Love delicious recipes!

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    Patricia & Miguel
    July 30, 2018 at 9:43 am

    Oh wow, this is a must try! The salad looks absolutely delicious and it goes so well with these summer vibes! Thanks for sharing πŸ˜€
    With love,
    xx

    Patricia & Miguel
    http://www.freeoversea.com

    • Reply
      admin
      August 2, 2018 at 1:33 am

      Hope you enjoy it as much as I did! So yummy!

  • Reply
    heather noire
    July 29, 2018 at 12:02 am

    This salad looks so delightful! I love the look and recipe is perfect to make if you want something tasty and wonderful πŸ™‚ http://www.bauchlefashion.com/2018/07/fall-preview-rise-of-ankle-boot.html

    • Reply
      admin
      August 2, 2018 at 1:28 am

      It’s such a delicious salad. I hope you enjoy it!!

  • Reply
    Jessica
    July 28, 2018 at 3:44 am

    This looks so good. Love healthy dishes like this. Thanks for sharing dear!
    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

    • Reply
      admin
      August 2, 2018 at 1:10 am

      So glad you like recipes. I think you’ll absolutely love this one!

  • Reply
    Emily
    July 27, 2018 at 4:56 pm

    Oh my goodness this looks so fresh and delicious! This would be the perfect summer meal!

    -Emily | http://www.TheEmilyEdition.com

    • Reply
      admin
      August 2, 2018 at 1:07 am

      Hope you enjoy it!! I was wowed!!

  • Reply
    Babita
    July 26, 2018 at 3:54 pm

    Oh this is too perfect! I love salads way too much!
    I’m sure gonna try this recipe out!

    Xoxo Babita
    http://travelhues.com

    • Reply
      admin
      July 26, 2018 at 8:44 pm

      Thanks for reading Babita! This salad is so incredibly delicious. Hope you’ll come back to rate it after you make it!

  • Reply
    Yvonne
    July 26, 2018 at 5:06 am

    This looks delicious and best of all I love butternut. I might need to use sweet potatoes if I can’t find butternut! Thanks for sharing!
    xo Yvonne
    xo Yvonne
    https://www.aproposh.com

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      admin
      July 26, 2018 at 8:52 pm

      I can’t wait to hear what you think. I feel like sweet potato would be fine. It’s the addition of the roasted tomatoes that puts the flavor over the top!!

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    Amanda Vaughn
    July 25, 2018 at 7:57 pm

    This sounds delicious. I will try this salad ASAP and I will certainly keep this dressing recipe on hand at all times. I love a great salad and this adds a perfect variety to my redundantly repeated recipes. Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply
      admin
      July 26, 2018 at 8:53 pm

      I feel the same way. My kids were making fun of me for going to a salad cooking class but salads are definitely a place where I could use some new ideas. The dressing and the salad are absolutely delish!

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