Greek Butternut Salad

Gorgeous flavours combined make this simple Greek Butternut Salad a real winner!

Gorgeous flavours combined make this simple Greek Butternut Salad a real winner!

While the summer sun continues to shine, I’ve rustled together a gorgeous Greek salad that’ll send your taste buds into overdrive. This simple satisfying side dish combines salty feta cheese and black olives which are the perfect flavour balance to sweet, caramelised butternut squash.

Simply delicious as it is, why not serve as an accompaniment to grilled meats? Alternatively, feel free to bulk it out by serving this Greek salad over quinoa, couscous or bulgar for a hearty, veggie loaded meal.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 large butternut squash

  • 150g feta cheese

  • 1/2 red onion, finely diced

  • Black olives

  • 6 cherry tomatoes, cut in 1/4

  • 1 tsp dried oregano

  • 3 cloves crushed garlic

  • Fresh sprigs of oregano to garnish

  • Extra virgin olive oil

  • Cracked black pepper

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INSTRUCTIONS

  • Wash the butternut squash

  • De-seed and cut into strips

  • Place the strips on an oven tray, ready to bake

  • Sprinkle the olive oil, salt, garlic onto butternut, then toss to make sure its well coated

  • Place into a preheated oven at 190 degrees and bake for approx. 20 minutes

  • Be sure to keep an eye on it. You’ll want the butternut to have some colour before you take it out of the oven

  • Set aside to cool down before assembly

  • Next, layer the flavours together to assemble the salad

  • Place some butternut on the bottom of the dish

  • Add in crumbled feta cheese, chopped red onions, black olives and quartered cherry tomatoes

  • Sprinkle with dried oregano and freshly picked oregano, cracked black pepper and layer up until all ingredients used up

  • Lastly, drizzle some olive oil over the salad and serve

Bon apetite!
Serves: 4-5

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