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Recipe: Roasted Butternut Squash & Sweet Potato (Side Dish)



This is a fab little side dish that can be adapted to so many meals by changing which herbs / spices you use with it. We've used curry, cumin & garam masala to serve with a curry, garlic and oregano to serve with pan fried chicken & tomatoes, rosemary & thyme to serve with roasted meats... you get the idea. It's just so versatile! And very simple to do too.

You need:


  • 2 tbs vegetable oil
  • 2 medium sized sweet potatoes
  • 1 medium sized butternut squash
  • Your own choice of herbs / spices


How to:


  • Heat the oil in a roasting tin.
  • Peal and chop the sweet potato into 1 inch squares, I like to par boil them but that's a personal choice.
  • De-seed, peel and chop the butternut squash to the same size.
  • Once the oil is hot add the sweet potato and squash, sprinkle on the herbs / spices and carefully toss to coat.
  • Roast on a medium high heat for 40-45 mins or until tender and just starting to brown on the edges.


As simple as that!

You could also use this as a base for soup. Transfer to a large pan, add two pints of vegetable stock and blend. Serve with crusty bread.



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Comments

Treat and Trick said…
This simple dish looks great, love the idea of adding spices to it..

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