Butternut, blue cheese and walnut salad

Butternut, blue cheese and walnut salad


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About this recipe: An autumnal salad to make the most of the squash season. Dorset Blue Vinney adds good, sharp flavour but is lower in fat than most cheeses, making this a healthy dish all round.

Chrissie Lloyd

Serves: 4 

  • 400g (14oz) butternut squash
  • 1 small frisée lettuce, washed
  • 40g (1½ oz) lamb's lettuce, washed
  • 85g (3oz) Blue Vinney cheese, rind removed
  • 55g (2oz) walnuts, roughly chopped
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons walnut oil
  • 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:1min  ›  Ready in:16min 

  1. Halve the squash lengthways and scoop out the pith and seeds. Peel each half, then cut into 3mm (⅛ in) slices. Transfer the slices to a saucepan and add plenty of boiling water. Bring to the boil for 30 seconds, drain in a colander, then run cold tap water over to cool. Set aside to drain.
  2. Tear the frisée into a salad bowl. Add the lamb's lettuce and mix briefly.
  3. Crumble the cheese over the salad, then sprinkle with the walnuts and drained squash. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Put both oils and the vinegar into a small screw-top jar, cover and shake vigorously to emulsify. Trickle over the salad, toss gently to coat, then serve with granary bread.

Nutrients per serving

Vitamins B6

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