Recipe: fruity vegan cous cous salad

There’s something so satisfying about this delicious combination of good-for-you foods.

Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Suitable for vegetarians Suitable for vegans

SERVES 4

You will need:

6 South African plums
2 South African peaches, nectarines or apricots
2 tbsp olive oil
400g butternut squash, peeled and cut into chunks
100g giant couscous
100g quinoa
80g frozen edamame beans or petit pois, thawed

FOR THE DRESSING
2 tbsp sweet chilli sauce
3 tbsp peanut butter (crunchy or smooth)
1/2 tsp ground turmeric
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

How to make the fruity vegan cous cous salad

  1. Halve and pit the plums and peaches, nectarines or apricots, then slice them thickly.
  2. Preheat the oven to 200°C oven 180°C. Pour the olive oil into a roasting tin and add the butternut squash, tossing to coat. Roast for 20 to 25 minutes, until tender.
  3. Meanwhile, cook the couscous and quinoa according to pack instructions (you can cook them together). Add to the roasting tin with the edamame beans or petit pois, stirring gently into the butternut squash with the prepared fruit. Roast for 5 more minutes.
  4. For the dressing, mix together the sweet chilli sauce, peanut butter and turmeric with 2 to 3 tbsp. warm water. Season. Share the warm fruit and vegetable mixture between 4 serving plates and sprinkle with the dressing. Serve immediately.

Cook’s tip: Try using sweet potato instead of butternut squash.

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