Salmon + Butternut Squash Salad

Salmon Butternut Squash Salad

This past Monday, I was craving a salmon salad for dinner but wanted to put a little twist to it…to step away from the traditional way I make it. Mark wanted something similar to the Bibb Salad we get from Folks Folly, a local steak house. I had most of the ingredients for him. But for mine, I wanted to go even futher with it.

On Saturday, I cut up a butternut squash, seasoned it with nutmeg and cinnamon, tossed it in olive oil, and stored it in the refrigerator overnight so the spices could soak in a bit.

Salmon Salad

Here’s how I created my salmon salad. You can add to or take away to your liking.

Baked and broiled salmon seasoned with olive oil, Lawry’s season salt & lemon pepper

Baked diced butternut squash

Placed cooled salmon and squash on a bed of red leaf lettuce

Add cut onions and red bell peppers

Added pecan pieces, sunflower seed kernals, and cranberries

I use olive oil and balsamic vinegar for dressing.

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And let me talk about this bread for a moment. I bought this non-GMO St. Pierre brioche roll not know it was what it actually was. But once I opened the package, OMG!!! This was more of a sweet roll with such a wonderful aroma! I actually ended up drizzling honey over it prior to backing. I ended up eating this roll the following two days with breakfast because it really reminded me of my grandmother’s cinnnamon rolls she used to eat most mornings with her coffee. Memories…

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We ended up pairing these salmon salads with Stella Rosa red wine. This was probably one of the best tasting (and best tasting) salads I’ve ever made. I think I really need to start creating more salads than sticking with the norm because (I don’t typically like tooting my own horn, butttt…) this one was really amazing…even though I’m not much of a salad person.

Are you a salad person? If so, what interesting ingredient(s) do you like in your salad. I would love to know so that I can come up with something new and interesting. So let me know!

Thank you so much for reading. And as always have a beautiful day and a very safe and enjoyable weekend! XOXO, Candy


  1. August 7, 2020 / 12:49 pm

    This sounds amazing! I love the flavors here, and I love the health benefits.

  2. August 7, 2020 / 2:47 pm

    Oh, yum! I can almost taste the squash and the salmon together. I cannot wait to give this salad a try!

  3. Ben
    August 7, 2020 / 3:03 pm

    I can’t wait to try this salad. I love fish, and I love butternut squash. I’m going to be growing some this year, in fact. This sounds awesome.

    • August 7, 2020 / 11:17 pm

      What a beautiful salad! I don’t like fish but I’m a sucker for butternut squash. I definitely want to try a fish free version of this goodness. Thank you for sharing your recipe 😍

  4. August 7, 2020 / 3:07 pm

    What a delicious combination! I love salmon and butternut squash! I bet this flavor combination just explodes in your mouth!

    cute & little

  5. Charis | Choose Frugal
    August 7, 2020 / 10:55 pm

    I love adding butternut squash to salads, it makes it just SO good. Esp with salmon it’s a winning combo lol

  6. Charis | Choose Frugal
    August 7, 2020 / 10:55 pm

    I love adding butternut squash to salads! Esp with salmon it’s a winning combo lol

  7. August 7, 2020 / 11:21 pm

    Salmon and butternut squash are two of my favorite things! I would love to make this for dinner.

  8. Marie
    August 7, 2020 / 11:53 pm

    This is a combination of flavors that I would have never put together, but it looks amazing. I can’t wait to try it.

  9. August 8, 2020 / 4:49 am

    That looks amazing!
    I have been really trying to up my game with cooking during the pandemic, so thanks for sharing this 🙂

  10. August 8, 2020 / 12:15 pm

    This looks like a really delicious! I would love to try this. Thanks for sharing.

  11. August 8, 2020 / 1:10 pm

    Butternut squash with salad is SO good. I didn’t think about adding salmon, that’s such a great add to make it a meal!

  12. blair villanueva
    August 9, 2020 / 8:29 pm

    Salmon pairing with red wine is also my favorite idea. Your dish looks very delectable.

  13. August 10, 2020 / 8:29 am

    Nnniiiccceeeeee…I don’t think I have eaten butternut before. I am a salad person, though. I love greens and a bit of mayonaise in there.

  14. katrina Kroeplin
    August 10, 2020 / 11:07 pm

    yes please. this looks amazing. i love salmon. i will def be making this.

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