Butternut Squash with Honey Harissa Dressing

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Butternut Squash with Honey Harissa Dressing
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Prep: 15 mins Cooks: 35 mins

Ingredients (Serves 2)

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  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 300 g butternut squashpeeled, sliced into 2cm thick half moons
  • 2 tsp za’atar
  • 50-75 g quinoared, black or mixed (washed well)
  • 0.5-1 tbsp honeyor PB alternative
  • 2 tbsp harissa paste
  • 160 g cucumber diced
  • 160 g tomatoesdiced
  • 10 g mintsliced
  • 40 g pomegranate seeds
  • 40 g pecans
  • 50 g feta cheeseor PB alternative
  • 150 ml waterboiled, for the quinoa
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The combination of soft butternut squash, juicy pomegranate, nutty quinoa and a spicy-sweet honey harissa dressing is perfect. This hearty salad will become a go-to for quick means, plus we've packed it with healthy fats to support brain health.

Prep: 15 mins Cooks: 35 mins

Ingredients (Serves 2)

Metric
Imperial

  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 300 g butternut squashpeeled, sliced into 2cm thick half moons
  • 2 tsp za’atar
  • 50-75 g quinoared, black or mixed (washed well)
  • 0.5-1 tbsp honeyor PB alternative
  • 2 tbsp harissa paste
  • 160 g cucumber diced
  • 160 g tomatoesdiced
  • 10 g mintsliced
  • 40 g pomegranate seeds
  • 40 g pecans
  • 50 g feta cheeseor PB alternative
  • 150 ml waterboiled, for the quinoa

Gather ...

Gather your ingredients and preheat your oven to 220°C/200°C fan/gas mark 7.

Add the...

Add the squash to a large baking tray. Drizzle with half the oil and sprinkle with the za’atar. Season well and roast until softened for about 25-30 mins.

Cook th...

Cook the quinoa. Toast the grains in a dry pan on medium heat for a minute before adding the boiling water, seasoning and a drizzle of oil. Simmer until the quinoa has doubled in size and the seed has visibly split (about 18-20 mins)

In a sm...

In a small bowl, combine the honey and harissa. Season with salt and pepper and add a splash of hot water to loosen the mixture.

Add the...

Add the cooked quinoa to a bowl with the cucumber, tomato, half of the pomegranate and half of the mint. Crumble in half of the feta (if using) and drizzle over some olive oil. Toss and season with salt and pepper.

Serve t...

Serve the quinoa salad between plates and serve with the butternut squash. Drizzle the butternut with the honey harissa dressing and garnish with the remaining pomegranate, mint and pecans. Crumble over the remaining feta.

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