Roasted Butternut Squash, Feta and Spinach 






1 large butternut squash about 1.2kg

2 tbsp good olive oil plus extra for drizzling

1 tsp chilli flakes

1 tsp cumin seeds

Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

200g purple sprouting broccoli/Spinach

4 tbsp pumpkin seeds toasted

200g-400g feta cheese to taste for crumbling












1. Preheat the oven to 200C/180C fan.


2. Peel and cut the squash into wedges or large chunks, then toss in the olive oil, chilli flakes, cumin seeds and salt and pepper.


3. Transfer to a roasting tin and put in the preheated oven for 35-45 minutes, turning after 20 minutes, until lightly golden and cooked.


4. Meanwhile, trim and cut up the broccoli and blanch in a pan of salted boiling water for about 4 minutes, or until al dente. If you are using Spinach there is no need to pre cook or heat it. Once cooked, toss with the squash and pumpkin seeds.


5. Serve with a drizzle of olive oil and the feta crumbled over the top. This goes beautifully with any grilled meat or fish. I served it with sausages and some sliced avocado.


(Taken from James Duigan’s Clean and Lean Cookbook)