Superfood Salads: Roasted squash with harissa avocado and feta salad

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A super tasty suprfood salad. This exotic dish is packed full of healthy ingredients. Enjoy the added kick of the harissa and tasty feta cheese.

Delicious served with simple grilled salmon.

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Serves:          4

Prep time:     10 minutes

Cook time:     1 hour slow cooking

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ingredients

  • 1 butternut squash
  • 1 heaped tbsp. harissa, more, or less according to taste
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds, ground
  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 100g mixed salad leaves
  • 200g feta cheese, cut into 1cm cubes
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp sherry, or red wine vinegar
  • handful of toasted almonds, roughly chopped
  • sea salt and black pepper to taste

Method

  1. Heat the oven to 180C fan. Carefully cut the butternut squash into roughly 5cm chunks (skin, seeds and all), then, in a roasting tray, rub all over with 1 tbsp olive oil, the harissa paste, sprinkle with ground cumin seeds and season with sea salt and black pepper. Roast for 50 minutes, or until soft, golden and gnarly. Give it a good stir halfway through the cooking time.
  2. With a few minutes to go, place 1 tbsp each of extra-virgin olive oil and sherry, or red wine vinegar, and a little salt and pepper in a large bowl. Halve, peel and destone, dice and gently toss in the avocados, then gently mix in the salad leaves.
  3. When squash is cooked, place on a large serving platter. Use forks to tear the hot squash (skin, seeds and all), Top with the salad, tear over the feta, scatter with almonds and serve.

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