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Roast Butternut Squash Salad with Quinoa and Apple

  • Author: Elizabeth Chloe
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2-3 servings 1x
  • Category: Salads
  • Method: Roasting
  • Cuisine: British
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Sweet, roasted butternut squash is combined with quinoa, chickpeas, apple, kale, walnuts and a maple, mustard dressing in this delicious vegan, Autumn salad!


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Ingredients

  • 500 grams butternut squash, cubed
  • 1 teaspoon dried sage
  • 1 tablespoon oil 
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tin chickpeas
  • 200 grams quinoa 
  • 100 grams kale, sliced
  • 60 grams walnuts, chopped
  • 1 apple, cut into matchsticks

For the Dressing:


Instructions

Process shots showing how to make roasted butternut squash salad.

Preheat your oven to 200 degrees Celsius.

  1. Add your butternut squash to a roasting dish with the oil, salt, pepper and sage. Roast for 20 minutes.
  2. After 20 minutes of cooking turn the squash and add the chickpeas to the tray. Cook for a further 15 minutes.
  3. Cook the quinoa according to packet instructions.
  4. Whisk the dressing ingredients together. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. When the squash is cooked through and has developed some caramelisation add the kale to the pan and return to the oven for a further 5 minutes until it has wilted slightly.
  6. To toast the walnuts add them to a frying pan on a medium-low for a 2-3 minutes. They are done when they have turned a golden brown colour. Make sure to keep a close eye as they can burn quickly!
  7. Combine the roasted veggies with the quinoa, apple, toasted walnuts and dressing. Toss everything together.
  8. Serve the salad in bowls. If you have any leftover dressing or walnuts, use them as a garnish on top!


Notes

  • If you are not vegan you could use honey in place of the maple syrup in this recipe.

Keywords: Roasted Butternut Squash, Butternut Squash Salad, Butternut Squash Recipes, Butternut Squash Quinoa, Butternut Squash Apple

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