Roasted Spicy Squash Salad

Butternut squash is recommended by many dieticians in cholesterol controlling and weight reduction diets, providing just 45 calories per 100g of squash.

It contains no saturated fats and is rich source of dietary fiber and phyto-nutrients. Combined with the salad leaves and seeds this tasty, winter salad recipe is a must-try lunchtime dish for homeworkers looking to eat a healthy balanced diet.

Have a look through our other recipes to find more butternutty meals for your home working meal planner.

roasted spicy squash salad recipe for home working start up business ownersPreparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes

Serves 4

  • 1 kg butternut squash, peeled, deseeded and cut into 2cm dice
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 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 and spinach salad

Preheat the oven to 200°C, gas mark 6.

Place 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. Whisk together the soy, vinegar, honey and remaining oil. Toss the dressing into the salad and then gently mix in the warm squash. Serve immediately.

Hint and Tip

Try using baby leaf salad as an alternative.

Nutritional Information

Nutrient Per serving
Calories (kcal) 309
Protein (g) 7.4
Carbohydrate (g) 44.3
Fat (g) 19.5
Saturated Fat (g) 2.8
Fibre (g) 5.3
Salt (g) 1.9

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