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Sweet chilli butternut salad

This sweet chilli butternut salad is the perfect salad for winter. Refreshing and healthy, yet still warm and comforting.

SERVES 4 // PREP TIME 25 min // COOK TIME 1 hr 15 min

1 large butternut
1 tbsp oil
2 tbsp sweet chilli sauce
¾ cup bulgar wheat
1 ½ tsp chicken stock powder
200 g mixed salad leaves
1 block feta, crumbled

1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
2. Peel and halve the butternut. Scoop out the seeds and rinse with water to remove any strings and pieces of butternut. Pat the seedsdry with a paper towel and toss with a drizzle of oil and salt to taste. Place the seeds in an even layer on a baking tray and roast for 5–10 minutes or until golden and starting to pop. Set aside. Turn up the oven to 180°C.
3. Chop up the butternut into bite-sized pieces, toss in oil and sweet chilli sauce and season. Place on a baking tray and roast, turning occasionally, until golden, about 1 hour.
4. Place the bulgar wheat in a pot with 1½ cups water and stock powder. Bring to a gentle boil, then cover with a lid and cook until all the water has been absorbed, about 10 minutes. Turn off the heat and leave the bulgar wheat to steam, covered, for 5–10 minutes. Season and set aside until cool.
5. Layer the salad leaves, bulgar wheat and roasted butternut in a large serving bowl. Top with the crumbled feta and toasted seeds.


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Recipes & styling: Jezza-Rae Larsen, Sjaan van der Ploeg
Photography: Chanelle Naudt

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