Warm Roasted Butternut Squash and Red Cabbage Salad

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In the spirit of Super Foods, I am including this week a recipe for a gorgeous salad that is so feel good it’s amazing !

Serves 4
A warm “feel good “ salad that is so simple to prepare. The butternut squash is a good source of Vitamin A as well as fibre and potassium.  By adding the orange zest to the dressing one does not need any salt.

Ingredients
1 small butternut squash, cut into wedges
1 red apple, sliced into wedges
1 tsp honey
½ tsp cumin
1 tbsp olive
½ red cabbage, thinly sliced and blanched
Pepper for seasoning

For the dressing
1 orange, juice and zest
1 tbsp sherry vinegar
2 tbsp olive oil
A little black pepper for seasoning
2 tbsp hazelnuts, chopped and toasted
Basil leaves

Preheat the oven to 180°C / Fan 160°C / Gas 4.

  1. Sprinkle the cumin and honey over the butternut squash and roast for about 30 minutes until lightly golden and cooked. Add the apple wedges about 10 minutes before the end of the roasting time.
  2. Heat a frying pan with a little oil, sauté the red cabbage.
  3. To make the dressing, combine the orange juice, vinegar and olive oil in a small bowl.
  4. Place the roasted butternut squash, and red cabbage in a large bowl, drizzle with some of the dressing.
  5. Spoon on a serving platter, arrange the apple wedges, drizzle over a little more dressing.
  6. Sprinkle over the hazelnuts and the basil leaves.
  7. Serve immediately

Tip: Try adding crispy pancetta or even pumpkin seeds.

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