The BEST Roasted Butternut Salad Ever

Roasted Butternut Salad

This Baby will become your favourite!


I think we’ve all noticed…it’s getting chillier and chillier by the day! And this is not a good thing when it comes to keeping off the pounds. Comfort food is often the order of the day…and salads get tossed out the backdoor! This is a good time for me to introduce the salad saviour: my warm, comforting, flavourful roasted butternut salad. Perfect for summer AND winter! It truly is the best! And I certainly wouldn’t lie to you my friend 😉


Every time I forget how delicious it actually is: a wholesome, healthy, and indugent meal (hello BACON!). Optionally, this can be served as a meal, or as a side dish (quite an impressive one at that with your Sunday braai). And the BONUS is that this roasted butternut salad is PERFECT for a packed work lunch option – used to be one I looked forward to the most 🙂


Of course, if you wish to make it less rich: ommit the bacon and replace with chicken. Although, the bacon adds the flavour that makes it irresistable (and a little goes a long way).


Oh! And the pumpkin seeds!! Oh my word, so wonderful in this salad – adding the perfect and much needed crispiness. Add some feta for some creaminess and some greens for that pop of colour to pull it all together. Methinks a bowl of this butternut salad will change your life and your views on the word SALAD.


Roasted Butternut Salad


Your Ingredients


Roasted Butternut Salad


What Your Butternut Should Look Like


Roasted Butternut Salad


And at the END…


Roasted Butternut Salad



The BEST Roasted Butternut Salad Ever
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: serves 1
  • Serving size: 1 recipe
  • Calories: 420
  • Fat: 19
  • Saturated fat: 6
  • Unsaturated fat: 8
  • Trans fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 51
  • Sugar: 9
  • Sodium: 1355
  • Fiber: 7
  • Protein: 23
  • Cholesterol: 11
Recipe type: Lunch
Cuisine: Salad
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This is a wonderfully comforting AND healthy Roasted Butternut Salad. Easy to make and tastes AMAZING!
  • 2 cups butternut, cubed (300g)
  • 10 cherry tomatoes (140g)
  • ½ tbsp pumpkin seeds (5g)
  • 3 pieces cooked streaky bacon (30g)
  • ¼ round of feta (15g)
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • handful of baby spinach leaves
  • seasoning to taste
  • optional: red onion, a few coriander leaves, and balsamic reduction
  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
  2. Place butternut, tomatoes and pumpkin seeds on a baking tray.
  3. Drizzle with olive oil and seasoning.
  4. Place in the oven and bake for 30-40 minutes (tomatoes and butternut must look caramelised, not burnt).
  5. Allow to cool for 5 minutes.
  6. Place all the contents of the baking tray in a bowl.
  7. Add bacon, feta and greens, and toss together.
  8. Optional: add thin slices of red onion, coriander leaves and a drizzle of balsamic reduction.
1.The following ingredients are to taste: pumpkin seeds, bacon, and feta
These ingredients add FLAVOUR, so you can add a little more or a little less depending on your preference.
For example: a little more feta, and a little less bacon

2. Roast the butternut for as long as possible before it starts to burn - this will result in a wonderfully intense flavour.


Need another idea for a great LOW calorie salad? Try this amazing Asian Chicken Salad:

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