Roasted Squash & Couscous Salad

 

A lovely light and warming salad recipe that you can get prepped and into the oven in a matter of minutes.

SERVES : 4
COOKS IN : 1H 10M
DIFFICULTY : NOT TOO TRICKY

INGREDIENTS

1 butternut squash
1 fresh green chilli
1 tablespoon cumin seeds
5 sprigs of fresh thyme
olive oil
100 g couscous
2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds
½ a lemon

METHOD

1.Preheat the oven to 190ºC/gas 5.
2.Peel and chop the squash into large chunks, finely chop the chilli, then place into a roasting dish.
3.Scatter over the cumin seeds and thyme sprigs, then toss together with 2 tablespoons of oil. Season with sea salt and roast for 45 to 50 minutes, or until cooked and lightly golden, turning halfway.
4.Place the couscous in a bowl and pour over enough boiling water to sit 1cm above the couscous. Cover the bowl and leave for 10 minutes.
5.Toast the pumpkin seeds in a dry frying pan.
6.Uncover and fluff the couscous with a fork, stir in the lemon zest and juice, the roasted squash and 2 tablespoons of oil. Serve scattered with the pumpkin seeds.