Winter salad: Mustard roasted butternut squash & orzo

7 Feb

Orzo is such a fun pasta shape – almost like alphabet pasta shapes for adults. It doesn’t often  get a showing on Man Woman’s dinner table, but I think we might have turned a corner.

Mustard-roasted butternut squash & orzo salad

  • Two lady handfuls of chopped butternut squash
  • 1tsp black mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1/4 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 tsp agave nectar, maple syrup or honey
  • 4 roma tomatoes
  • 1 C orzo pasta
  • handful or two rocket

Heat oven to about 200C.

Mix chopped butternut squash, spices and agave and roast in the oven for about 20 minutes. Throw in the roma tomatoes into the baking tray and cook for another 10  minutes.

Meanwhile, cook and drain pasta.

Mix together with the rocket and serve hot or cold.

Estimated cost: £2.10

Musical accompaniment: Beirut, the Gulag Orchestra

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