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Low-FODMAP Butternut Squash Salad Recipe | Low FODMAP Diet by FODMAP Life

I remember a few years ago when there were no low-FODMAP products and barely any doctors or other health professionals embracing or aware of the diet.  Resources for the diet were scant, and when ever I pronounced the acronym “FODMAP,” most people I met would give me the most confused looks! Understandably so, the FODMAP acronym sounds funny when you say it and the diet itself isn’t necessarily cut and dry.  Now however, 2016 has been an exciting year as the low-FODMAP diet is catching in popularity and we have more resources, low-FODMAP or certified low-FODMAP products as well as professionals to help us in our journeys to freedom from our symptoms of IBS!

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Low-FODMAP Butternut Squash Salad

Serves 3


  • 1/2 cup butternut squash, cut into cubes
  • 1/16 teaspoon salt or more to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper or more to taste
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 tablespoon dried cranberries, no sugar added
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 ½ cups cooked quinoa
  • 10 pecan halves, crushed
  • 10 unsalted macadamia nuts
  • 1 ½ tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped, divided


  1. Preheat oven to 400°Fahrenheit.
  2. Place diced butternut squash in a bowl with 1 tablespoon oil, salt and pepper.  Toss to coat.  Line a baking sheet with tin foil and spread out the squash.  Place baking sheet in preheated oven and bake for 25-30 minutes or until tender.
  3. Put dried cranberries in a small bowl and cover with boiling water. Steep for 10 minutes, and then strain fruit and discard the water.
  4. In a small bowl, make the dressing and combine 1 tablespoon olive oil, lemon juice, maple syrup and cinnamon.
  5. In a medium-sized bowl, add in butternut squash, cranberries, cooked quinoa and nuts. Next, pour in dressing and stir to combine. Add in 1 tablespoon cilantro and stir again to combine.
  6. Place your Butternut Squash Salad on a serving platter and garnish with remaining cilantro.


low fodmap butternut squash recipe

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Colleen Francioli

Certified Nutritionist Consultant
Founder FODMAP Life & BonCalme