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  5. Couscous Salad with Roasted Butternut Squash
     
Couscous is eaten around the Mediterranean and can be cooked in many ways, including this vibrant Moroccan-inspired salad.
Serves 4
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cooking Time: 30-40 Minutes
 
Nutritional Information per serving: 370 kcals, 13g fat, 2g sat fat, 19g total sugars, trace salt
INGREDIENTS 
2 tbsp honey
4 tbsp / ¼ cup olive oil
1 butternut squash, peeled, deseeded and cut into 2-cm/ ¾ -inch chunks
250 g/9 oz  / 1¼ cups couscous
400 ml/14 fl oz / 1¾ low-salt / low-sodium  vegetable stock
1/2 cucumber, diced
1 courgette / zucchini, diced
1 red bell pepper, deseeded and diced
juice of 1/2 lemon
2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
salt and pepper

METHOD
1. Preheat the oven to 190°C/375°F/Gas Mark 5. Mix half the honey with 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large bowl, add the squash and toss well to coat. Tip into a roasting tin pan and roast in the preheated oven for 30–40 minutes until soft and golden.
2. Meanwhile, put the couscous in a heatproof bowl. Heat the stock in a saucepan and pour over the couscous, cover and leave for 3 minutes. Add 1 tablespoon of the remaining oil and fork through, then stir in the diced cucumber, courgette/zucchini and red bell pepper. Re-cover and keep warm. 
3. Whisk the remaining honey and oil with the lemon juice in a jug and season to taste with salt and pepper. Stir the mixture through the couscous.
 4. To serve, top the couscous with the roasted squash and sprinkle with the parsley.

Recipe from Love Food cookbook Made From Scratch: Vegetarian.Available now [UK | US]

    Couscous Salad with Roasted Butternut Squash

    Couscous is eaten around the Mediterranean and can be cooked in many ways, including this vibrant Moroccan-inspired salad.

    Serves 4

    Prep Time: 10 Minutes

    Cooking Time: 30-40 Minutes

     

    Nutritional Information per serving: 370 kcals, 13g fat, 2g sat fat, 19g total sugars, trace salt

    INGREDIENTS 

    2 tbsp honey

    4 tbsp / ¼ cup olive oil

    1 butternut squash, peeled, deseeded and cut into 2-cm/ ¾ -inch chunks

    250 g/9 oz  / 1¼ cups couscous

    400 ml/14 fl oz / 1¾ low-salt / low-sodium  vegetable stock

    1/2 cucumber, diced

    1 courgette / zucchini, diced

    1 red bell pepper, deseeded and diced

    juice of 1/2 lemon

    2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley

    salt and pepper

    METHOD

    1. Preheat the oven to 190°C/375°F/Gas Mark 5. Mix half the honey with 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large bowl, add the squash and toss well to coat. Tip into a roasting tin pan and roast in the preheated oven for 30–40 minutes until soft and golden.

    2. Meanwhile, put the couscous in a heatproof bowl. Heat the stock in a saucepan and pour over the couscous, cover and leave for 3 minutes. Add 1 tablespoon of the remaining oil and fork through, then stir in the diced cucumber, courgette/zucchini and red bell pepper. Re-cover and keep warm. 

    3. Whisk the remaining honey and oil with the lemon juice in a jug and season to taste with salt and pepper. Stir the mixture through the couscous.

     4. To serve, top the couscous with the roasted squash and sprinkle with the parsley.

    Recipe from Love Food cookbook Made From Scratch: Vegetarian.Available now [UK | US]

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