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Honey Ginger Glazed Squash Salad {GF & Low Fat} - Food Faith Fitness

Honey Ginger Glazed Squash Salad {GF & Low Fat}

A quick and easy, healthy kabocha squash recipe that combines sweet honey with ginger, almonds, and feta cheese! Perfect for a weeknight side dish.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 -4


  • 1 Large Kabocha squash peeled and cut into 1 cubes (about 5 cups.)
  • 2 Tbsps Honey
  • 1 tsp Fresh ginger diced
  • 1 Tbsp Butter
  • Squeeze of fresh orange juice
  • Salt
  • 2 Tbsps Red onion diced
  • 1/4 Cup Low fat or fat free feta cheese
  • 1/4 Slivered almonds toasted
  • 1 Tbsp Fresh basil diced
  • For the vinaigrette:
  • 2 Tbsps Fresh orange juice
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Tbsp Honey
  • 2 tsps Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Pinch of salt


  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  • While you wait for the water to boil, peel and chop up the squash.
  • Add the squash to the boiling water, and boil until the squash is tender but still a little firm (5 minutes or so.)
  • Lay the almonds flat on a baking sheet and place in the oven, until they are lightly toasted (2-3 minutes.) Set aside.
  • Melt the butter in a large sauce pan over medium heat, and stir in the honey, diced ginger and a squeeze of fresh orange juice.
  • Add the squash into the butter mixture and stir until it is evenly coated in the glaze.
  • Continue cooking the squash until it is fork tender and the outside is caramelized and golden (about 5 minutes.)
  • While the squash cooks away, mix 2 Tbsps fresh orange juice, 1 Tbsp olive oil, 1 Tbsp honey, 2 tsps apple cider vinegar and a pinch of salt in a small bowl. Set aside.
  • Once the squash is finished, transfer it to a large mixing bowl.
  • Add in the diced red onion, toasted almonds, feta cheese and diced basil.
  • Pour the vinaigrette over the squash and gently toss.
  • Devour immediately!