Butternut Squash and Goats Cheese Salad Butternut Squash and Goats Cheese Salad

Butternut Squash and Goats Cheese Salad

Our friends James and Lou gave us this recipe and I think it's a really good wintery salad, with the butternut squash, almonds and goats cheese it has great flavours and great colours. I also love when you get a bit of mint or basil — it's a really nice surprise in your mouth. I would try to use the small mint and basil leaves or sprigs at the top of the stem, rather than chopping larger leaves.

Method


1. Preheat the oven to 200°C

2. Put the butternut squash into a roasting tray and drizzle with some olive oil and season with salt and pepper

3. Roast in the oven until caramelised and golden, about 45 minutes, turning occasionally and carefully, leave to cool

4. Dry roast the almonds in the oven for 3-4 minutes until golden brown

5. Mix all the ingredients for the dressing

6. In a large bowl, mix everything together very gently with your hands (reserve a few herbs and almonds for garnish)

7. Divide the salad between the serving plates, garnish with the reserved herbs and almonds and serve