Butternut Squash and Tahini Salad

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READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by dicentra

Adapted from Casa Moro

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the butternut squash, garlic, allspice, olive oil, and a good pinch or two of salt. Using a large spoon or your hands, toss until the squash pieces are evenly coated.
  3. Turn them out onto a baking sheet, and bake for 15 to 25 minutes, or until soft. Remove from the oven and cool.
  4. Meanwhile, make the tahini sauce. In a small bowl, whisk together the garlic and lemon juice.
  5. Add the tahini, and whisk to blend. Add the water and olive oil, whisk well, and taste for seasoning. The sauce should have plenty of nutty tahini flavor, but also a little kick of lemon.
  6. To assemble the salad, combine the squash, chickpeas, onion, and cilantro in a mixing bowl.
  7. Add tahini sauce to taste, and toss carefully.
  8. Serve, with additional salt for sprinkling.
  9. Note: This salad, lightly dressed, keeps beautifully in the fridge. (Hold a little of the tahini sauce on the side, for dressing at the table.) Before serving, warm slightly with quick jolt in the microwave.

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