Roast Squash with Chickpeas & Tahini Recipe | Abel & Cole
Roast Squash with Chickpeas & Tahini
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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Tonight your plate is packed with colour and flavour. Spiced organic squash is mixed with crunchy kale and chickpeas, with a zingy lemon and tahini dressing.
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656 kcal
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Ingredients you'll need
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  • 1 butternut squash
  • 2 tsp ras el hanut
  • A 400g tin of chickpeas
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • A 100g bag of kale
  • 1 lemon
  • A 40g sachet of tahini
  • 1 pomegranate
  • A 25g sachet of pumpkin seeds
From your kitchen
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
You'll need
  • Roasting tin
  • A couple of bowls
  • Baking tray
Step by step this way
  • 1.

    Heat your oven to 200°C/Fan 180°C/Gas 6. Halve your squash and scoop out the seeds. Slice the squash into wedges (no need to peel). Pop in a roasting tin.

  • 2.

    Drizzle over 1 tbsp oil. Add 1 tsp ras el hanut and some seasoning. Turn the wedges to coat them in the oil and spices. Slide onto the top shelf of your oven. Set the timer for 30 mins.

  • 3.

    Drain the chickpeas and add them to the bowl. Peel the onion and slice into wedges. Peel and crush the garlic. Add them to the bowl with 1 tsp ras el hanut and ½ tbsp oil. Season and toss together. Spread out on a baking tray. Slide onto a shelf below the butternut squash and roast for 25 mins (see our tip for timings).

  • 4.

    Tear the soft kale leaves off the hard cores. Put the leaves in the bowl and swirl them round to pick up any leftover oil and spices. Massage them for 2 mins, then set aside.

  • 5.

    After your chickpeas have roasted for 25 mins, add the kale and pumpkin seeds and roast for a further 5 mins till a little browned.

  • 6.

    Grate or pare the zest off the lemon and set aside. Juice it. Mix the lemon juice with the tahini and ½ tbsp oil. Halve the pomegranate. Hold one half in your hand, cut-side down, over a bowl and whack with a wooden spoon to shake out the seeds. Repeat with the other half.

  • 7.

    The squash should be tender and a little charred, and the kale and chickpeas browned. Arrange the squash, kale, chickpeas and onion on warm plates. Drizzle over the tahini sauce. Scatter over the pomegranate and pumpkin seeds to serve.

  • Tip

    Stop the clocks
    The squash needs to roast for 30 mins, the chickpeas for 25 mins and the kale for 5 mins. If you get the chickpeas into the oven late, don’t worry. The squash can sit on the side while the chickpeas and kale finish cooking (it just needs to be warm, not piping hot).