Sous Vide Butternut Squash Salad

This sous vide butternut squash salad is the perfect antidote to boring weekday lunches. The butternut squash adds a subtle sweetness, and you’ll get an extra punch of flavor from pears, Brussels sprouts, and a homemade balsamic vinegar glaze.

  • Author: Sharon Chen
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Sous Vide
  • Cuisine: American


  • 1 medium butternut squash
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 pound fresh Brussels sprouts
  • 1 large, fresh red pear


  1. Preheat Anova sous vide to 194°F.
  2. Trim and peel the squash with a sharp knife. Remove the seeds using a spoon. Slice into even, half-moon-shaped pieces. The pieces should be about ¾-inch thick.
  3. Arrange your squash pieces in an even layer in one or two sous vide bags. Sprinkle with oil, salt, and pepper. Seal the bags with a hand pump or a vacuum sealer.
  4. When the water bath is ready, drop the bags into it and cook for 30 minutes.
  5. In the meantime, combine vinegar, honey, and Italian seasoning in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Simmer 5–6 minutes or until mixture reduces by two-thirds and thickens.
  6. Remove tough root ends from the Brussel sprouts and thinly slice them; place in microwave-safe bowl. Cover and cook on high heat for 4 minutes. Drain well.
  7. Cut pear in half and remove core, then slice.
  8. To serve, divide Brussel sprouts evenly on four serving plates, add pear slices and sous vide butternut squash. Drizzle with the balsamic sauce. Add more salt and pepper if needed. Enjoy!


You may also cook the butternut squash in the oven. Heat your oven to 400°F. Follow step 2 to prepare the butternut squash, then arrange the pieces in a single layer in a large baking sheet (use two baking sheets if necessary.) Season with a little olive oil, salt and pepper, then roast for 25-30 minutes. Follow step 5 to 8 to finish the salad.


Keywords: butternut squash salad