Roasted Butternut Squash, Cranberry and Burrata Salad



Author Notes: 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.The Suburban Soapbox

Serves: 2

Ingredients

  • 2 cups small diced butternut squash
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 balls Burrata Cheese
  • 1/2 cup spinach leaves
  • balsamic vinegar for drizzling
In This Recipe

Directions

  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.

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