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31 Jan, 2023

Squash & harissa salad

Roasted caramel-like squash with butterbeans cut through with pickled onions and aromatic herbs and finished with a drizzle of smoky harissa sauce.



  • 1 butternut squash, halved and sliced into moons
  • 1 tin of butterbeans
  • 3 tbsp coconut or soya yoghurt
  • Handful of coriander
  • Handful of parsley
  • 1 lemon
  • 3 preserved lemons, cut into rounds
  • Handful of sunflower seeds
  • Salt and cracked black pepper

For the harissa sauce:

  • 2 tbsp harissa paste
  • 1 tbsp olive oil


  1. Roast the squash in the oven at 200 degrees celsius for 45 mins.
  2. Whilst the squash is roasting, make the base of the salad by mixing the yoghurt and herbs in with the butterbeans, reserving a bit of the herbs to sprinkle on top at the end. Add the juice of half the lemon and some salt and pepper.
  3. Make the harissa sauce by just mixing the harissa paste with the olive oil.
  4. Spread the yoghurty butterbeans on a serving dish to make the base and top with the squash, preserved lemons, the rest of the herbs and the sunflower seeds.
  5. Finish with drizzling over the harissa sauce, salt and pepper and another squeeze of lemon.