Butternut Squash Braai Salad

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The perfect Butternut Squash Braai Salad – made with with Bacon and Maple-Rosemary Vinaigrette! It also includes baby kale and spinach , red onions, feta or goat cheese and red onion. Talk about explosion of flavors perfect for any braai!

  • Olive oil
  • Dried thyme and rosemary
  • Salt and pepper
  • Bacon
  • Walnuts
  • Red onion
  • Goat cheese or feta
  • Baby kale
  • Cranberries
  • Maple syrup
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Dijon mustard
  • Garlic

How to Make Butternut Squash Salad

  1. Prepare the vinaigrette: In a small saucepan whisk together maple syrup, apple cider vinegar, mustard, garlic and rosemary. Bring to a boil over medium heat, then allow to boil, stirring frequently, 2 1/2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Prepare squash: Spray a rimmed baking sheet lightly with non-stick cooking spray. Place squash in a mound on baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with thyme and season lightly with salt and pepper then toss to evenly coat.
  3. Roast butternut squash: Spread into an even layer and roast in 400 degree preheated oven 15 – 20 minutes, tossing once after 10 minutes, until tender.
  4. Toss salad ingredients: to a salad bowl add lettuce blend, squash, bacon, walnuts, red onion, feta and cranberries. Gently toss salad. Whisk dressing then drizzle over salad and lightly toss. Serve immediately after adding vinaigrette.


  • 1/4 c.honey
  • 1/2 c.reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2cloves garlic, minced
  • Red pepper flakes
  • 4boneless pork chops


    1. Mix together honey, soy sauce, garlic, and red pepper flakes in a large bowl.
    2. Add pork chops, cover, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or up to 2 hours.
    3. Heat grill over medium-high heat and cook until seared and cooked through, 8 minutes per side.
    4. Let rest 5 minutes before serving.
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