Butternut Squash Coleslaw with Honey Goat Cheese Dressing

Total Time:
15 min
Prep:
15 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 4 ounces fresh creamy goat cheese, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 medium butternut squash
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup toasted walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley leaves
  • Special equipment: mandoline
Directions

In a large mixing bowl, combine goat cheese, honey, olive oil, vinegar, lemon juice and season with salt and plenty of freshly ground black pepper. Stir well with a whisk until fully combined and creamy.

Remove the top narrow portion of the butternut squash and peel. Discard or use the bulb portion for something else. Using a mandoline or sharp knife, cut the peeled cylinder into fine long matchsticks (julienne). This should yield about 4 cups. Fold into the cheese dressing along with dried cranberries, walnuts and chopped fresh parsley.


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    I actually signed up JUST to review this recipe - this was AMAZING!!! It's so easy, quick to make, and the goat cheese was an awesome base for the dressing. I have a mandoline, but have never used it (and am quite intimidated by it, so I actually used the largest setting on my cheese grater, essentially shredding the squash and it came out perfect!!! This is so light, it's creamy and tangy and incredibly refreshing. I am definitely serving this throughout the Fall. Thank you, Tyler!!
    The dressing was very expensive and the flavor was not very good.
    blah! if i could give this a negative star i would! the dressing was alright.. but nothing special and WHAT THE HECK i wasted a whole squash and 4 ounces of goat cheese on this! all it tasted like was raw squash with nuts and cranberries, you could barely even notice the dressing in it. My boyfriends not so happy either because i made him julienne the squash. never again. ever. never.
    Thank you Tyler! This recipe was the perfect, light appetizer before Thanksgiving dinner. It never occurred to me to eat squash raw! I used the disc of a food processor that grates pieces small, but not the smallest. After mixing the ingredients together, I separated and filled the smallest center stalks of a Chinese cabbage, so the colelsaw could become finger food. Everyone loved it, even those who claim not to like squash. It's great to have a use for squash that doesn't involve syrup!
    This is definitely different. I didn't try it on or with sloppy joe's but it was so good. I made if for my husband and didn't say a word. I wanted to see what he would say. He could not figure out what it was. He was shocked. It's not a harsh squash taste at all. Its weird but it's refreshing and light. Not heavy at all. If you can be open minded to a different coleslaw DO IT! It's worth it.
    This recipe is amazing. It's a nice change from traditional coleslaw. The goat cheese and honey go great together. Only downside is that it took me FOR-E-VER to cut up the squash.
    I love all the ingredients, even the raw squash, but for some reason it didn't come together for me. I LOVE goat cheese, but I think that was the wrong cheese for this dish. I ate it the first night with the sloppy joes (which were great) but then the second night I wanted to throw up. It was just weird.
    Before trying this recipe, the only squash I would eat is zucchini. This was wonderful! At first I found it a bit challenging to julienne the squash, but I eventually got the hang of it, and WOW! I always get salad duty for the Thanksgiving get together. This one will definitely be included this year. It not only tastes great, it has great texture and is visually appealing!
    My gf and I just made everything from the entire episode...everything was average aka not bad but not something we would make again -- however this was the star, the flavors were just terrific and would highly recommend this coleslaw, do not skip this no matter what you do!
     
     You do need to have very good knives or a very good mandolin to make this recipe, or both -- the effort is well worth it
    Awesome! I followed the directions exactly and we loved it! Even my seven and nine year old girls adored it! Yum yum YUM! Thanks Tyler!
    We just made this coleslaw for dinner tonight. My family likes all of the items that are in the salad but one. We found out that we do not like goat cheese. We liked the idea of the coleslaw but it just was not good with us. We are going to give it a try again but use plain yogurt in place of the goat cheese. We also took another suggestion and added some apple to it. I think that it can be a great salad without the goat cheese.
    Everyone loved this. People even requested the recipe. I think the key is to cut the squash into very thin matchsticks.
    My husband and I both loved this dish. I have a TON of butternut squash from our garden and wanted something new to try besides roasting and making it into soup. This was a hands-down winner. I suspect it's not exactly calorie-conscious, which makes it pretty dangerous! I went back for seconds!
     
     I've never had raw squash before but I like trying new things - Make sure your squash is really fresh, I'm sure that's key! And how can you go wrong with goat cheese and toasted walnuts? I used half as many cranberries and it was totally fine.
    Like any other recipe, I think this one depends on your individual taste - I can see people not liking the raw squash aspect but I think if you lean toward whole, fresh vegetables it will be more to your liking. I did not change anything, and my boyfriend and I both loved it (and he's not a big butternut squash fan). The goat cheese melded well with the lemon, cranberried and walnuts, and it had a nice, satisfying crunchiness.
    EXCELLENT, BETTER THAN COLESLAW, MY WIFE MADE IT BY YOUR RECIPE
     
     NO SUBSTITUTES! COULD MAKE A MEAL WITH THE SLAW ALONE, THANKS!
    I used a food processor with large shredder to make quick work of shredding the squash. Changes I made to the recipe were: 1) the addition of a shredded Gala apple which, I think, cut the squashy taste, and 2) substitution of toasted walnut oil for the olive oil. I'm sure olive oil is fine; the walnut oil was just a nice compliment to the walnuts (but I'm sure not everyone just happens to have walnut oil lying around). p.s. I had halved the recipe when making this, so if you're making the whole recipe, you might want to add two apples.
    I liked it, my husband liked it, and even my 12 year old liked it... but in VERY small quantity. It would be nice to have this at a pot luck where you could just take a bit and not be overwhelmed by all that squash!
    This was superb. I forgot to get the walnuts, so I left them out, and I think it had a more appealing texture as a result. We definitely did not miss them. I don't have a mandolin, so I just shredded the squash and left it uncooked. It was delicious on its own, but it really made the Sloppy Joes from the same episode.
    I made this recipe for a dinner party. I have never even received a marginal review of any dish I have prepared for my friends and take pride in that fact. My reputation has taken a hit with this recipe. When prepared on the show, the host made the comment that 'Once you try it, it will be your favorite coleslaw recipe". Yeah, Not so much. I did not have 1 positive comment across the folks that tried it. Save yourself the pain, stick to straight up traditional cabbage slaw.
    I was a bit concerned to make this recipe, after reading all the other reviews which disliked the raw butternut squash. But, I followed the recipe exactly, and found in the end of it was phenomenal. The butternut squash is very crunchy, but no more so than cabbage in normal cole slaw. The pumpkin flavor of the squash, the cranberries, and the walnuts all compliment each other perfectly. And the dressing is delicious as well. I'll definitely make this recipe again. By the way, it goes GREAT with Tyler's turkey sloppy joes. Excellent, excellent recipe, Tyler!
    I thought this sounded great! Raw squash, the goat cheese dressing all sounded so nutritions and tasty. Well, it's not. The raw squash reminded me too much of raw potatoes. It overpowered the dressing and everything else. Sorry, Tyler, this one needs some work.
    This dish was sooooo yummy. I took a few bites of the butternut squash uncooked and I decided that I couldn't handle the texture. The dressing makes the dish so I knew I wanted to proceed. I boiled the butternut squash for a few minutes to make it soft but still a bit toothsome. Oh, and I used the whole medium butternut squash. Delicious!!!
    I work in a casino and put this item out on our buffet. The recipe in a bulk batch (20 quarts) turned out great and it was a huge hit. Thank you Tyler!
    I really enjoyed the mixture of flavors, however, I did not like the squash raw. I will try this again but with cooked butternut. Everyone else enjoyed this dish the way it was so maybe it was just a texture issue for me.
    This was so delicious and was something I never would have put together. We LOVED it! I'm definitely going to invest in a quality mandolin though!!!
    He loved it and wants to have it again
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