Layered Fall Salad with Squash & Mozzarella

The natural sweetness of the squash is balanced by tangy balsamic glaze in this gorgeous salad. We use delicata squash, but butternut or acorn would be a tasty substitution.

Layered Fall Salad with Squash & Mozzarella
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Active Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 1 pound delicata squash, halved, seeded and cut into 1/2-inch slices

  • 3 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

  • ¼ teaspoon salt plus a pinch, divided

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper plus a pinch, divided

  • 3 ounces fresh mozzarella, thinly sliced and torn into pieces

  • 1 tablespoon balsamic glaze

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh basil

  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh sage


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Coat a large rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray.

  2. Spread squash in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet. Drizzle with 2 teaspoons oil and sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Roast, turning once, until tender and browned in spots, about 20 minutes.

  3. Arrange the squash and mozzarella decoratively on a plate. Drizzle with the remaining 1 teaspoon oil and balsamic glaze. Sprinkle with the remaining pinch each salt and pepper and scatter basil and sage on top.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

139 Calories
8g Fat
13g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 139
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 6g 12%
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Vitamin A 11080IU 222%
Sodium 327mg 14%
Potassium 326mg 7%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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