Roasted butternut squash and wild rice salad


Just wanted to say, I haven’t decided to quit blogging, but as you know, summer is (or should be) a time for holiday and relaxation and I have been intensively preparing for mine.

I ain’t gonna say now where I will going yet, but promise to bring back a couple of tasty food stories. For now, I’m leaving you with my new summer favorite: it’s a fairly simple but very fulfilling salad, that combines the sweetness of the roasted butternut squash, the freshness of the salad and tomatoes and the a little spicy kick from the dressing!


Roasted butternut squash and wild rice salad
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Recipe type: Salad, main course, entree
Serves: 2-4
  • 300g butternut squash
  • 80g wild rice
  • 2 avocados
  • 1 tomato
  • 50g mixed green salad
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • basil leaves
  • coriander
  • chilli, chopped
  1. Heat the oven to 180C
  2. Boil the wild rice for 45 minutes, then drain and set aside.
  3. Peel the butternut squash and dice it up. Then place one tray, drizzle with olive oil (you can use a brush to be sure that all the squash is coated), sprinkle with salt and pepper and roast in the oven about 30 minutes.
  4. To make the dressing, in a pestle mortar grind together garlic, some salt and half of basil leaves until you have a paste, then add the balsamic vinegar and soy sauce and continue to stir around till well combined, then stir in the olive oil to have a homogenous dressing. Finish by adding finely chopped, chilli, coriander and the rest of basil.
  5. Peel the avocados and dice them up, then dice the tomatoes, then mix with salad leaves, wild rice and roasted butternut squash. Serve with a generous spoon of dressing.



30 thoughts on “Roasted butternut squash and wild rice salad

  1. Your salad looks amazing – perfect timing, Butternut Squashes are just now appearing at our local Farmers Markets- keeping my fingers crossed one will be in my CSA this week so I can make this salad!

  2. This look so delicious and your presentation is absolutely beautiful! Always so inspiring reading your posts!! :)

  3. I love this salad! Some of my favourite ingredients combined. Colourful, healthy and it looks so delicious! You make awesome salads G!!
    i wondered why you were so quiet…glad to hear it’s because of holiday plans. Have a wonderful time and can’t wait to hear what you return with!

  4. This recipe is just as yummy as the other ones! And don’t worry, we’re all busy during summer, we want to enjoy a few vacations and take a break! Can’t wait to hear your tasty food stories!

  5. Can’t wait for your fun stories, hope you have so much fun wherever you go!
    Now this dish is work of art..very clean, delicious and beautiful! Perfection is in the air:)) Thank you for sharing and enjoy September!!!!

  6. This looks amazing, I am going to make this on the weekend but I will sub the squash with roasted sweet potato.

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