Roast Squash Salad

Butternut squash is a truly versatile vegetable. It tastes equally wonderful in tarts,soups, pasta or curries, and even baked into muffins - perfect for a healthy morning tea break from your busy home working schedule!

For this recipe however, we're roasting the squash and creating a dish that could be used as either a delicious light lunch, or a scrummy starter at dinner time -  just make sure you get out of your home office at some point to try it, as it's too good to miss out on!

We didn't want to restrict your imagination with an image of roasted butternut, which - let's face it - could look pretty downright ... ORANGE.

Instead, take a look at some  of these Google images of Roasted Butternut just to flare up your imagination and get your taste-buds watering! One of these images has inspired me to make a lasagne with butternut and spinach! Yum, can't wait for my home working day to end so I can roast some butternut ...

Make this roasted butternut at the end of your home working day

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

Serves: 4


1 butternut squash

The Groovy Food Company Omega High Five Oil

Salt and pepper

1 small dried red chilli

1 tspn fennel seeds

20 slices of Parma ham

4 medium-size handfuls of fresh watercress

6 tbsps of The Groovy Food Company Omega Cool Oil

4 tbsps of cider vinegar

A small block of Parmesan cheese


Firstly, warm up your oven to 190c.

Remove the seeds from the squash and then divide into quarters.

Rub The Groovy Food Company Omega High Five Oil all over the squash pieces, then lightly coat  them in the chilli, salt, pepper and fennel seeds. Pop them onto a baking tray, and then put them in the oven.

Check them after 30 minutes. They should be soft, and smelling great! Take them out the over and keep them warm.

Take the cider vinegar, and mix it with The Groovy Food Company Omega Cool Oil .

Put a piece of the squash on each plate, then place a few Parma ham slices on top of each.

Drizzle with your vinegar and Cool Oil dressing, and then shave Parmesan over that. Lastly, season with some black pepper.

Fancy something even more scrumptious after this? How about having a go at our recipe for Roasted Apple with Toffee Sauce Rice Pudding?

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