By Chef Alli

Grilled Sirloin Salad with Roasted Butternut Squash, Baby Spinach and Walnuts

Ingredients

1 medium butternut squash, peeled, seeds removed, cut in 1-1/2” chunks 

Olive oil, for drizzling over the squash when oven roasting 

kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 

8 oz. sirloin steak, grilled to desired doneness (preferably medium rare, 140-145 degrees F. at the center), sliced thinly across the grain 

3-4 cups baby spinach (or substitute baby kale) 

2 Tbs. dried cranberries

2 Tbs. golden raisins 

1/3 cup toasted chopped walnuts

1 small red onion, thinly sliced into slivers 

1/4 cup bleu cheese crumbles

 

Dressing 

3 tablespoons olive oil

1 tablespoon white wine vinegar

1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary (or 1/2 tsp. dried rosemary)

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 425 F. 

Place the butternut squash chunks onto a lightly greased rimmed baking sheet; drizzle with a bit of olive oil, tossing the squash to coat, using two spatulas or large spoons. Season the squash to taste with salt and pepper. 

Roast the squash for 20-25 minutes or until it is is fork-tender and caramelized; gently toss the squash 1-2 times throughout the cooking process so it roasts evenly. 

To prepare the dressing, place the olive oil, vinegar, and rosemary into a dressing cruet (or mason jar), giving the ingredients a good shake to combine well. 

Arrange the spinach on a platter; top with the roasted butternut squash, cranberries, golden raisins and slices of steak; sprinkle with walnuts and red onion slivers. Drizzle the prepared dressing over all, then top with the bleu cheese crumbles. Serve at once. 

  • Chef Alli

    Chef Alli is a wife, mom and chef. She's been stirring up a love of farm fresh cooking for more than a decade.  To see more of Alli's recipes, go to www.chefallis.com.