Thursday, 12 March 2015
Recipe: Roast pumpkin, golden beets and squash
This warm salad is seriously nourishing, and the silky squash, earthy beets and potent garlic combine to make a flavoursome dish that you will love. It's super easy and looks colourful. It's great with hummus and greens for lunch or for dinner as a side to something more substantial.
✦ Heat the oven to 180°C/gas 4.
✦ Slice the butternut squash into four long slices and place on a big baking tray with the golden beet wedges. Cut the pumpkin halves into lovely crescent moon wedges – roughly 4 wedges per half pumpkin – and add to the tray too, with the garlic cloves.
✦ Drizzle olive oil generously over everything, sprinkle with sea salt and pepper and roast in the oven for about 30–35 minutes.
✦ Keep an eye on them; you want the edges to start browning and the veg to be tender all through – check by inserting a small sharp knife into a thick piece.
✦ Remove the veg from the oven and allow to cool a little. Transfer everything to a shallow platter and serve.
1⁄2 butternut squash, washed, halved lengthways, seeds removed
4 golden beets, washed, peeled and cut into
1 medium orange pumpkin, washed, halved, seeds removed
1 whole bulb rose garlic, cloves separated but unpeeled
A few good glugs of olive oil
Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
Recipe courtesy of: Nourish: Mind, Body & Soul by Amber Rose, Sadie Frost and Holly Davidson