Roasted Butternut Squash, Cranberry and Burrata Salad

Roasting butternut squash and cranberries together creates a sweet, tangy relish that’s the perfect pairing for creamy burrata cheese.  Topped with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar, this salad is a wonderful first course for entertaining or a main course salad.

Butternut Squash Cranberry and Burrata Salad | The Suburban Soapbox

One of my favorite salads in the summer is the popular Caprese Salad, I love mine with burrata cheese.  If you haven’t had burrata, you’re totally missing out.  It’s like Buffalo mozzarella on the outside with creamy ricotta inside.  When you cut into it, the soft cheese inside just oozes out…..total wonderfulness happening right there on the plate.  It mixes in with anything you’re serving with it….like the usual tomatoes, basil and balsamic.

Butternut Squash Cranberry and Burrata Salad | The Suburban Soapbox

I wanted to bring the Buratta with me to face this brutal winter everyone is warning me about.  I wanted to bring a bit of summer to the long, dark gray days ahead.  So, I threw some winter flavors around it and called it a salad.  It is a salad, a warm winter salad with a little hint of summer plopped in the middle.  And, although, this is meant to be shared….you won’t want to.  And you don’t really have to.  It’s your salad.

Butternut Squash Cranberry and Burrata Salad | The Suburban Soapbox

 

The process is easy, especially if you line your baking sheet with foil like I do.  Easy clean up….I despise dishes with every fiber of my being.  Sometimes I feel like Newman from Seinfeld….the mail keeps piling up….like my dishes.  I want to stuff them all in a closet and get transferred to Hawaii.

Butternut Squash Cranberry and Burrata Salad | The Suburban Soapbox

Make sure you cut the squash up nice and uniform so it roasts evenly.  Toss everything together (minus the cheese) and roast.  You can make the veggies a few hours ahead and store them in an airtight container until ready to serve.  Throw some spinach on a plate, top with the squash/cranberry relish and top with the cheese.  Drizzle with an aged balsamic and serve.  Party for one.  Cheers!

Roasted Butternut Squash, Cranberry and Burrata Salad

Course: Appetizer, Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: avocado salad, burrata
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 268 kcal
Author: Kellie

A fall salad you can sink your teeth into, this Roasted Butternut Squash and Burrata Salad is simple and fabulous.

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups small diced butternut squash
  • 1 cup cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 balls of burrata cheese
  • 1/2 cup baby spinach leaves
  • Balsamic vinegar for drizzling

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Line a baking sheet with foil. Toss the squash and cranberries with the olive oil, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Spread the squash mixture in an even layer on the baking sheet and roast for 10-15 minutes or until the squash is fork tender. Drizzle with the maple syrup and toss to coat. Allow to cool slightly or come to room temperature.
  3. Place a bed of spinach leaves on a plate and top with 1/2 cup of the butternut squash relish. Top the relish with a ball of cheese and drizzle with balsamic vinegar. Repeat with the remaining ingredients. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Roasted Butternut Squash, Cranberry and Burrata Salad
Amount Per Serving (0 g)
Calories 268 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 159mg7%
Potassium 622mg18%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 15615IU312%
Vitamin C 38.2mg46%
Calcium 102mg10%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

19 comments on “Roasted Butternut Squash, Cranberry and Burrata Salad”

  1. This looks so amazing!!!

  2. I absolutely love this idea! First of all, you can never go wrong with Burrata, but the cranberry glazed butternut squash really grabbed my attention.

  3. What a fantastic twist on caprese; love it plus it is absolutely beautiful.

  4. I love that you took this burrata into the season – it looks mouthwatering!

  5. I’m ashamed to say, I’ve never tried Burrata and I’m a cheese lover! This looks crazy good!

  6. I love burrata cheese!!! This is the greatest salad ever!

  7. Looks fantastic! The butternut squash and cranberry mix sounds so good!

  8. I like burrata too! Well, you LOVE it.. I am two shades lighter than that lol

  9. Oh my goodness, this salad! It’s so beautiful!!!!!

  10. I’ve never had burrata cheese! I need to find some!

  11. I can’t believe that I’ve never tried burrata cheese! I’m a huge hoarder of fresh cranberries when I can find them, so this salad is right up my alley.

  12. Burratta <3 <3 <3 I never would have thought to pair that with butternut, but it sounds totally amazing!

  13. This is such a beautiful salad! Over the summer I was obsessed with burrata. I would eat a salad made with it at least once a week…yum!

  14. Sounds like a fantastic combination. I’m always looking for new ways to use cranberries.

  15. This is a combo of some of my favorite ingredients! Burrata changed my life!

  16. Oh, man – I do love this salad. I can’t tell you how delicious I think this is. All these fall/winter flavors then buratta. I so love buratta.

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