Roasted Squash & Sweet Potato Salad

Roasted Squash & Sweet Potato Salad

This roasted squash & sweet potato salad is comforting, aromatic, has different textures and is filled with vitamins, fibre, antioxidants and flavour. This delicious salad can be a garnish or a main.

A warm salad filled with vitamins, antioxidants, fibre, different textures and flavour…

The inspiration for this recipe came to mind after tasting a similar salad at a restaurant in London. It was colourful, spicy and comforting. I created my version of the salad and even though it has a marinade, you can taste all the ingredients without any dominating the palate. The textures go from soft on the inside and golden on the outside to crunchy and fresh. The chilli flakes add a nice touch of heat – add as much or as little as you want!

Fresh high-quality ingredients can make a big difference

I’ve been going to a farmers market near my place in London on Sundays and I love to get fresh seasonal ingredients locally harvested. Squash is among the produce in season at this time of the year in the UK. It doesn’t get any fresher than buying it directly from the producers – well, unless you harvest it yourself, of course 😉

sweet potato and squash close-up
Ingredients from the farmers market

So, put on your favourite apron and start having some fun in the kitchen!


Serves: 3-4 people

Ingredients:

4 small winter squash

1 sweet potato

2 cups of kale leaves

¼ cup Squash seeds

A few fresh thyme sprigs

3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Salt and black pepper

2 tablespoons of coriander marinade from the fab IG @elke.n_terapianutricional

  • 2 cups coriander
  • ½ cup Extra Virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • Salt

* Blend all ingredients until smooth. Store left over in the fridge or freeze.

Cut vegetables and marinate on the side
Cut vegetables and marinate them

Garnish with:

  • Pomegranate seeds
  • Chilli flakes
  • Salt flakes
plated salad
Roasted squash & sweet potato salad

Instructions:

  1. Pre-heat the oven at 180 C
  2. Rinse well the squash and the sweet potato
  3. Cut the squash in half and remove the seeds
  4. Cut off the stem and cut the squash in medium-sized pieces
  5. Cut the sweet potato in similar sized pieces to cook evenly
  6. Place veggies in a bowl
  7. Clean and save the squash seeds
  8. Add marinade to the bowl with vegetables, mix and make sure all the pieces are covered
  9. Place baking paper in a baking tray
  10. Cover the baking tray with kale leaves
  11. Season with salt and pepper
  12. Drizzle olive oil on top of the kale leaves
  13. Spread marinated pieces of vegetables on top of the kale leaves
  14. Scatter some fresh thyme sprigs
  15. Scatter squash seeds
  16. Cover with aluminium foil
  17. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes
  18. Remove the baking tray from the oven, remove the aluminium foil and move veggies around
  19. Turn oven to grill at 180 C
  20. Place uncovered baking tray back in the oven and cook on grill mode for 15-20 minutes or until the vegetables are golden 
  21. Sprinkle pomegranate seeds, chilli flakes, salt flakes and serve.

This salad is a great meal on its own but can also be a great garnish for meat or chicken. It has an autumn feel to it.

Salad out of the oven and ready to garnish
Salad out of the oven and ready to garnish

I hope you make it and like it. Let me know how it goes in the comment section below.

Enjoy! 😉

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