This main-course salad ticks all the boxes for a healthy meal – and it tastes SO good!
Preparation:10 minutes | Cooking: 25 minutes
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300g prepared butternut squash, cut into chunks
1tbsp olive oil
Pinch of cumin seeds or chilli flakes (optional)
30g whole hazelnuts
80g bag spinach, watercress and rocket salad
1 South African Pink Lady apple
250g roast chicken, torn into pieces
3tbsp olive oil
2tbsp lemon juice
1tsp Dijon mustard
Pinch of caster sugar
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1. Preheat the oven to 200°C, fan oven 180°C, Gas Mark 6. Put the butternut squash into a roasting tin, add the olive oil and toss to coat. Roast for 20 minutes. Turn the butternut squash chunks over, sprinkle with the cumin seeds or chilli flakes (if using) and add the hazelnuts. Roast for 3-4 more minutes.
2. Meanwhile, make the dressing by whisking together the olive oil, lemon juice, mustard and sugar. Season with a little salt and pepper.
3. When the butternut squash is almost cooked, share the salad leaves between 2 serving plates. Core and slice the apple and arrange on the salads with the roast chicken. Scatter the hot butternut squash and hazelnuts on top.
4. Serve at once, drizzled with the dressing.
Cook’s tip: You could use sweet potato instead of butternut squash.
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