Roasted squash & couscous salad

  • 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


  1. Preheat the oven to 190ºC/375°F/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.

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