Warm salad of Roasted Butternut Squash, Chorizo and Chickpeas

Loving this hearty salad with bags of punchy flavour from Bacofoil. Roasted squash pairs perfectly with chorizo and chickpeas in this warming and colourful salad dish. Quick and easy to make, this flavourful dish tastes great whether served hot or cold. Perfect for a veggie guests – or simply for something healthy but hearty in the post-Christmas quiet zone.

ROASTED BUTTERNUT SQUASH, CHORIZO AND CHICKPEA SALAD

Serves: 4 as a main course

Cooking time: Approx 1 hour

Nutrition: Gluten-free, lactose free (check the chorizo label first)

 

Ingredients:

Bacofoil Non-Stick Kitchen Foil

500g new potatoes (a waxy salad variety is best), washed but skins left on

1 x small butternut squash, peeled and sliced

3 x whole unpeeled garlic cloves

2 tsp olive oil

Sea salt and black pepper

200g chorizo ring

1 x 400g tin chickpeas in water, rinsed and drained

150-200g baby spinach or mixed salad leaves of your choice (we used spinach and lambs lettuce), washed

Handful flat leaf parsley leaves

 

For the dressing:

2tbs balsamic vinegar

3tbs extra virgin olive oil

Pinch sea salt and ground black pepper

 

Method:

  • Preheat the oven to 170ºC fan/190ºC conventional/gas mark 5
  • Parboil the potatoes for 10 minutes or until almost cooked but not quite, then drain and cool slightly
  • Halve the potatoes lengthways and toss in a large bowl with the butternut squash and unpeeled garlic cloves. Drizzle with 2 teaspoons of olive oil and season with a little sea salt and black pepper
  • Line a large baking tray with a piece of Bacofoil Non-Stick Foil – remember food should always touch the dull side to take advantage of the non-stick surface! Tip the vegetables into the tray and roast for 30 minutes, carefully stirring half way through
  • Add the chorizo and chickpeas, stir, then roast for another 10 minutes. Set aside to cool a little
  • Make the dressing by whisking together the balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt, and pepper in a small bowl or jug. Place the spinach leaves in a large serving bowl or platter and top with the roasted vegetables and chorizo, scatter the parsley leaves over the top. Drizzle with the dressing just before serving.

Enjoy!

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Author: Laura

A 70's child, I’ve been married for a Very Long Time, and appear to have made four children, and collected one large and useless dog along the way. I work, I have four children, I have a dog… ergo, I do not do dusting or ironing. I began LittleStuff back in (gulp) 2004. I like huge mugs of tea. And Coffee. And Cake. And a steaming cone of crispy fresh fluffy chips, smothered in salt and vinegar. #healthyeater When I grow up I am going to be quietly graceful, organised and wear lipstick every day. In the meantime I *may* have a slight butterfly-brain issue.

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