Roasted Butternut Squash, Artichoke & Goats Cheese Salad

Roasted Pumpkin Salad

There are few things that I love more than roasted butternut pumpkin. Apart from tomatoes it would have to be one of my favourite vegetables. It’s a vegetable I always have on hand, wherever possible. Not only is it absolutely delicious, it’s extremely flexible and can be used to make delicious soups, tarts, pizzas, risottospastries, and salads, which I’m sharing with you today.

This salad came about in mainly because I wanted to use a couple of things I had in the fridge. On Friday I made some goats cheese for the Beetroot Jalousie we had for dinner on Friday, when my parents first arrived for their visit, and had about half of it left. I also had a globe artichoke in the fridge, which I’d received in our farmers box, just waiting to be used. So I combined the two with some roasted butternut pumpkin to make this deliciously healthy salad. It was all topped off with a honey, lemon and mustard vinaigrette, which, incidentally, is my new favourite salad dressing, and Troy and I devoured this over lunch, as my parents had gone out, and caught up on The Walking Dead.  Note to self for next time, don’t try to eat while watching The Walking Dead!

So tell me, what is your favourite vegetable and are you a Walking Dead fan?

Roasted Pumpkin Salad

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Roasted Pumpkin Salad with Artichoke & Goats Cheese
 
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Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 300g of butternut squash, peeled and sliced into triangles or whatever shape you prefer
  • 1 globe artichoke, cut into eighths
  • 60g of goats cheese, crumbled
  • 150g of lettuce
  • 1 tablespoon of slivered almonds, toasted
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbs of olive oil
  • 1 tbs of freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • VINAIGRETTE:
  • 2 tbs of olive oil
  • 1 tbs of freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 3 tsp of honey
  • 2 tsp of Dijon mustard
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 180 celsius (350 fahrenheit).
  2. Add the butternut squash to a bowl with 1 tbs of the olive oil and season to taste. Toss to combine and place on a baking tray lined with baking paper and roast for 15 minutes until tender. Set aside to cool.
  3. Place a piece of foil large enough to encase the artichoke and place the artichoke on top. Pull up the sides of the foil to make a well and add the lemon juice and olive oil and mix gently. Season and then close the foil over and roast for 15 minutes, or until tender. set aside to cool.
  4. To make the dressing, combine all of the ingredients in a mini food processor and process to combine. Alternatively combine the ingredients in a glass jar and shake until combined.
  5. To assemble the salad place the lettuce in a bowl and top with the roasted butternut squash and artichoke before scatting with the crumbled goats cheese and slivered almonds. Add the dressing immediately before serving and toss to combine.
Notes
If you aren't familiar with trimming and preparing an artichoke, see this link for step by step instructions. Alternatively substitute with marinated artichoke hearts and skip the roasting step.

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40 Comments

  1. kankana March 21, 2012  5:19 pm Reply

    Artichoke hearts are not yet in my favorite food list but love roasted squash! Very refreshing salad Jennifer :)

  2. Rosa March 21, 2012  5:24 pm Reply

    A marvelous dish! This salad is perfect and so droolworthy. Totally up my alley.

    Lovely clicks.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  3. Emily (Adeline & Lumiere) March 21, 2012  7:43 pm Reply

    I love pumpkin/butternut squash and tomatoes too! My other favourite would have to be green beans. All top 3 veggies. Yuuuuuum.

  4. Martyna @ WholesomeCook March 21, 2012  7:58 pm Reply

    I'm of the opinion, for those who care to listen, that goat's cheese makes EVERYTHING taste wonderful. Even fridge leftovers - which seem to be very delicious at your place! Great salad!

    • delicieux March 22, 2012  10:28 am Reply

      Goats cheese is fantastic, and well, homemade goats cheese is even better, and SO much cheaper. I'll do a post on that soon. :D

  5. Anna @ the shady pine March 21, 2012  8:18 pm Reply

    This is completely my style of salad. It is perfect for autumn and I can't wait to make this one.

  6. Baker Street March 21, 2012  8:27 pm Reply

    What a gorgeous looking salad. Love the honey mustard vinaigrette you used.

    • delicieux March 22, 2012  10:28 am Reply

      Thanks :D It's my new favourite vinaigrette.

  7. Tina@flourtrader March 21, 2012  8:48 pm Reply

    My this salad does have some tasty elements. Love the roasted butternut squash and the goat cheese together-yum! This type of squash is pretty big, but I never have a problem making use of it. Great post!

  8. Carole March 21, 2012  11:35 pm Reply

    What a gorgeous looking dish. Roasted butternut squash is probably my favorite too. I really admire your talent for combining unusual ingredients and coming up with something delicious. My experiments are usually disastrous. :)

    • delicieux March 22, 2012  10:27 am Reply

      Don't worry, I have my fair share of disasters too! It's all part of the fun of experimenting :D

  9. Deb March 22, 2012  1:37 am Reply

    I am very fond of butternut squash as well and will admit to purchasing the large containers of already cut squash at the (unnamed) big box warehouse. I then have the sweet morsels ready at a moments notice for recipes such as your irresistible salad!

    • delicieux March 22, 2012  10:25 am Reply

      Squash is such a great vegetable isn't it :D I make so many different recipes with it. I just love how versatile it is. I have to admit I've never seen containers of it ready cut here in Australia though. Sounds so handy! :)

  10. Jessica March 22, 2012  1:47 am Reply

    This looks fantastic - I love goat cheese with butternut squash, and the addition of the artichoke is brilliant. I made the mistake of trying to eat pizza once while watching The Walking Dead - won't make that mistake again. I can't even watch it right after dinner! Just in case someone isn't caught up I won't spoil anything, but I had a hard time even watching bits of the season finale - no food involved. It was rough. But MAN I love that show!

    • delicieux March 22, 2012  10:25 am Reply

      I don't think I'll make the mistake of trying to eat during that show again :D Thanks for the heads up for the season finale. We're a bit behind here in Australia. :D

  11. Magic of Spice March 22, 2012  1:52 am Reply

    That is too funny! I guess Walking Dead and lunch are not the best combo :) The salad however is fantastic! I love the texture play off with the artichokes and squash...beautiful!



    • delicieux March 22, 2012  10:23 am Reply

      Hehe I don't think The Walking Dead and food go together, I guess I was silly to think they did. LOL. Regardless it's a great show and this was a delicious salad :D

  12. Asmita March 22, 2012  1:56 am Reply

    This looks amazing! I love salads and would love to try this out. Yum!!!

  13. Ambika March 22, 2012  2:11 am Reply

    Looks wonderful! Love the textures in this salad!!

  14. Sukaina March 22, 2012  4:37 am Reply

    See you are superwoman! Is it sad that I have no clue what teh Walking Dead is?! Off to Google! And I'd say my favorite vegetables....that's a hard one. I do like tomatoes, and peas and spinach....oooh the list continues.

  15. cc11 March 22, 2012  12:13 pm Reply

    I love butternut squash, so great in everything! I used to watch Walking Dead but it would result in too many zombie dreams so hubby watches it alone and just fills me in haha

  16. beti March 22, 2012  11:21 pm Reply

    at first I thought that it would be too much for a salard but I'm really digging it, it looks really good and perfectly balanced with all those ingredients

  17. thelittleloaf March 22, 2012  11:29 pm Reply

    All the components of this salad are ingredients I love but I wouldn't have thought to pair artichokes with butternut squash. Looks like an absolutely delicious salad - perfect for a light lunch and the transition from winter into spring.

  18. Nami | Just One Cookbook March 23, 2012  3:32 am Reply

    How beautiful. I adore vegetable dishes but have never prepared this way (roasted veggie salad). I love every single part of this dish. The ingredients are all my favorite, roasting them...very nice, and your vineigrette sounds wonderful with Dijon and lemon. I need to make this - very light and healthy and I love it very much.



  19. Laura (Tutti Dolci) March 23, 2012  4:00 pm Reply

    I love roasted butternut squash and the mustard vinaigrette sounds like the ideal topping - I'd definitely go for this salad!

  20. Sanjeeta kk March 23, 2012  9:38 pm Reply

    I see loads of salads in blogosphere..love the clicks, Jen. Love the baking part in the salad..gives a wonderful aroma to the salad.

  21. Suzanne March 24, 2012  7:38 am Reply

    Gorgeous salad, I would love to have a big plate full and your photos are making my mouth water. Can't say I'm a Walking Dead fan, but my favorite vegetable tomatoes or lately sweet potatoes.

    • Patty March 24, 2012  11:30 am Reply

      Love everything in your salad-pinning!

  22. Sandra's Easy Cooking March 24, 2012  1:07 pm Reply

    This salad look and sound fantastic! Great flavors and combination! Well done honey!



  23. Kristi Rimkus March 25, 2012  3:18 am Reply

    I'm a big butternut squash fan myself, and I like this nice change from leafy green salads.

  24. Daisy@Nevertoosweet March 25, 2012  5:25 pm Reply

    Yum yum :) even though i read a lot of recipes from the US i still get confused and forget that butter squash is basically pumpkin ~ This is definitely my type of salad and for once it's vegetarian because usually I like my salads with some protein like chicken or fish ~

    Thanks for sharing!

  25. tania@mykitchenstories.com.au March 26, 2012  7:55 pm Reply

    This looks just exactly like the salad I wanted to9 eat today. You just cant seem to get a salad like this in a cafe can you..?

    • delicieux March 28, 2012  9:54 am Reply

      No you can't. I really like salads that feel like a meal rather than a side dish :D

  26. Liren March 27, 2012  3:10 am Reply

    I love everything about this, Jennifer - I think you've capture all of my favorite ingredients in one salad. Lovely!

 

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