Butternut squash salad

Butternut squash salad

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(19 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 50 mins

Easy

Serves 4

Get a whopping 4 of your 5-a-day with this superhealthy salad, why not make extra for your lunchbox too

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy
  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal266
  • fat7g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs43g
  • sugars18g
  • fibre7g
  • protein12g
  • salt0.05g
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Ingredients

  • 1 butternut squash, peeled, deseeded and diced
  • 2 tsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 50g wild and brown rice
    Rice

    Rice

    r-eye-s

    Rice is a grain, the seed of a type of grass, which is the most widely grown and the most…

  • 50g Puy lentils
    Lentils

    Lentils

    len-til

    The lentil plant (Lens Culinaris) originates from Asia and North Africa and is one of our oldest…

  • 1 head broccoli, cut into florets
    Broccoli

    Broccoli

    brok-o-lee

    Like cabbage and cauliflower, broccoli is a brassica and is sometimes known by its Italian name…

  • 50g dried cranberries
    Cranberries

    Cranberry

    A tart, ruby-red coloured berry which grows wild on shrubs throughout northern Europe and North…

  • 25g pumpkin seeds
  • juice 1 lemon
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

Method

  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Spread the squash over a large baking sheet, drizzle over the oil and bake for 30 mins or until tender.

  2. Meanwhile, cook the rice and lentils in boiling salted water for 20 mins, adding the broccoli for the final 4 mins of cooking. Drain well, then stir in the cranberries and pumpkin seeds with some seasoning. Add the squash, pour over the lemon juice and serve.

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eviesb
15th Aug, 2017
2.55
Following others' advice I seasoned the squash with chilli flakes, lime juice and smoked paprika, I also toasted the pumpkin seeds to add a bit more flavour, even with these modifications it is still a little bland. I'm not going to give up on this recipe as it is super healthy and a great way to get lots of your 5-a -day in one serving, but I think it needs a little more experimenting and flavour enhancing!
lilygrey
10th Jan, 2017
This was a really delicious, really fresh tasting salad. It was also incredibly filling which is just what I was looking for in a salad.
katwalk
11th May, 2015
Delicious once I added garlic, ground cumin and ground cinnamon to the butternut squash and then when I served it up, I added a dollop of yogurt on top. Yum.
StephN
1st Feb, 2015
0.05
Disgusting! I like all these ingredients separately but this was truly horrible! I have 3 portions left of this bland mixture, don't know want to waste it but bleugh!
catie74
18th Apr, 2016
Add it to a vegetable soup
neetienoots
13th Apr, 2014
0.05
No flavour - won't be making again.
merlins
7th Jan, 2014
Season the squash with cumin, cinnamon and nutmeg Add one deseeded diced birds eye chilli and 2 cloves of garlic to the squash 15 mins from the end. Most importantly, add 2 tablespoons of pesto. Then its actually pretty good. For full main course perfection though, add some moist shredded chicken and croutons made from good bread still warm and some pine nuts and parmesan on top.
hazyangel
5th Aug, 2013
This really was delicious - I took the tip from the others and used garlic and chilli when roasting the butternut squash and oh my - yummy! This is perfect for a healthy lunch or as a salad to go with a steak or chicken for an evening meal! Really really good :0)
spinky
1st Jun, 2013
5.05
I agree with Spotted Sparrow. I added 2 cloves of finely sliced garlic to the butternut squash for the last 10 minutes. I dare say it would be very nice without, but I add a little garlic to lots of recipes! I must have made this about a dozen times now, always with the intention that we have it for packed lunch the next day. There is never enough left after seconds...
kitiaraa
15th Jan, 2013
3.05
I liked it, my boyfriend did not.... but no matter what it definitely needs flavour!

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eviesb
15th Aug, 2017
2.55
Toast the pumpkin seeds before adding them, it adds more flavour and a little crunch