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Roasted spicy squash leafy salad

Roasted spicy squash leafy salad

Turn up the heat in your kitchen with this low calorie, spicy salad. Great on its own or as an impressive side dish.

  • Preparation: 15 mins
  • Cooking: 20 mins
  • Serves: 4

What you need:

  • 1 kg butternut squash, peeled, deseeded and cut into 2cm dice
  • 4 tbsp olive oil (2tsp roasting; 2tsp dressing)
  • 1 tsp crushed chilli flakes
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 50g pumpkin seeds
  • 3 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 140g bag Watercress, Rocket & Spinach Salad

What you do:

  1. Preheat the oven to 200oC, gas mark 6.
  2. Place the squash in a large roasting tin, toss in 2 tbsp oil, chilli flakes, paprika and pumpkin seeds, season and roast for 20 minutes until tender.
  3. For the dressing whisk together the soy, vinegar, honey and remaining oil and toss into the salad and then gently mix in the warm squash. Serve immediately.

Cook's tip:

Try using Baby Leaf Salad as an alternative.

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Salad Days; Make More of Salad

Salad Days; Make More of Salad

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