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Herb roasted squash with goats curd & pistachios

Whole roasted vegetables are so easy.  Just pop them in the oven and off you go.  Adding some cheese & herb oil really helps this squash pack a punch of flavour
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Australian
Keyword Butternut Squash, Roasted Pumpkin, Roasted Squash
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 176kcal
Author AnotherFoodBlogger

Ingredients

  • 1 butternut squash
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp pistachios chopped
  • 1 tbsp goats curd
  • 1 tsp sage chopped
  • 1 tsp rosemary chopped
  • 1 tsp parsley chopped
  • 1 tsp tsp chili flakes
  • pinch salt
  • pinch pepper
  • drizzle honey optional
  • 1 - 2 garlic cloves crushed

Instructions

  • Chop squash in half - lengthways and then cut the flesh in a criss cross fashion. Being careful not to break through the skin.
  • In a food processor combine olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper & herbs and blitz/chop into a brushable (if that's a word!). consistency. Alternatively you can chop them and stir to combine.
  • Baste squash flesh with herb oil and roast in the oven at 160c for 45 mins or until you can flesh is soft. If you want some caramelization whack up the heat to about 200c for a further 5 - 8 mins (honey drizzle optional).
  • Once cooked top with a further brush of herb oil, chili flakes, chopped pistachios & goats curd. Honey drizzle once again is optional.
  • Serve with your favourite grilled meat or veg, a green salad and enjoy!

Notes

 

Essential Tools

  • chopping board
  • sharp knife
  • baking tray/sheet
  • small food processor
  • pastry/basting brush
 
Tips/Tricks
  • this can also be cooked on your bbq and a little smoke added for flavour, I would recommend cherry wood
  • if short on time then you can cut the squash into wedges and cook it in 1/2 the time
  • substitute feta cheese if goat isn't available

Nutrition

Calories: 176kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 610mg | Potassium: 688mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 20115IU | Vitamin C: 39.6mg | Calcium: 102mg | Iron: 1.7mg