Butternut squash & Sweet potato salad


If there's one thing I cannot stop eating at the minute, it's butternut squash and sweet potato. Like seriously, I want it in everything - along with halloumi of course! On the weekends that we're about (which is pretty rare) I have started to enjoy cooking us up something a bit tasty and this butternut squash and sweet potato salad has been my ultimate favourite. And finished up perfectly with some Tzatzki on the side.


As I always mention, we don't measure quantities or have a set guide for cooking - we personally prefer to have enough that we think will cover however many we're cooking for (in this instance two), and just trial and error. So to make this delicious salad you will need
Butternut Squash & Sweet Potato (I used a tiny whole squash, and half a potato)
Leaf (lettuce, rocket, spinach or whatever works best for you)
Sweetcorn (I love the sweetcorn!)
Peppers
Courgette (ideally grated but not essential)
Feta YUM!
Pesto (I'd normally use green, but red works too!)
Oregano & Paprika
Firstly I dice my squash and potato, drizzle some oil, sprinkle some paprkia and a splash of salt and place in the oven on 200degrees. This will roughly take half hour, but I personally just keep an eye on it. Whilst these are cooking, I prepare the rest of the salad, grating the courgette, cutting feta into small pieces, dicing the peppers (you can always fry these too) and cutting up the leaf, because I am a child, and the supermarkets keep it fairly big. Then I'll arrange this all on my plate leaving the feta till last so that it slightly melts over the squash.
Once your squash and potato are cooked, mix in some pesto and simply add to the salad. Finish with a sprinkle of Oregano and serve. We're fans of Tzatzki and think that a few dollops to the side of your plates makes for the tastiest salad this Summer. Let us know if you make this!

20 comments

  1. It sounds heavenly, I love butternut squash too, will certainly be giving this salad a go.

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  2. I CAN VOUCH FOR THIS GUYS, IT'S BLIMMIN' TASTY <3 Claire @ Jazzpad

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  3. Oh my gosh this sounds incredibly delicious! Recipe is pinned ready to make for lunch on my day off, can't wait :D thanks for sharing this! x

    www.madeleineslittleblog.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. That looks delicious. I'm really obsessed with sweet potato at the moment. My favourite simple meal is a baked sweet potato topped with feta, yum!

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  5. I never tire of butternut squash in my belly. Love the stuff!
    Sophie
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  6. This looks amazing! My dad has made butternut squash soup before and it's so nice and thick! Abi :) myw0rldmyview.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. I'm 100% trying this out! Butternut squash and sweet potato are my fave foods and this look delish x

    Josie’s Journal

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  8. Sounds heavenly delicious! And looks the same. Definitely it's worth to give it a try.
    Carpet cleaners Sidcup

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  9. Sounds amazing! I know what I'm making for dinner tonight!

    Janny
    byloveandwine.blogspot.com

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  10. This looks incredible, I'll definitely be making this soon! I am pretty obsessed with sweet potato and butternut squash xx

    Megan / aneclecticaffair.blogspot.com

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  11. Mmm this looks delicious! Pinning :)

    xx Mimmi, Muted Mornings

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  12. mmm, yummy!

    http://www.bilgi-steppingontothescene.blogspot.co.uk/

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  13. This looks so good!

    Fleur | wishesandtea.blogspot.com

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  14. Had to write back again just to say that I made this for tea last night and it was so yummy - even if they didn't have any sweet potatoes at the store and I forgot to put the pesto in! I can see me getting a lot of use out of this :) xx

    Megan / aneclecticaffair.blogspot.com

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  15. Ooo I think that's tonight's dinner sorted! xx

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  16. I could just eat this, looks so tasty!

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