I love the combination of spicy and sweet. The natural sweetness of squash and parsnip works so well when roasted wrapped in a tasty spice mix. These are so delicious with a big dollop of garlic and cumin yoghurt dressing.
What you need:
1 squash (onion or butternut)
Spice mix (1tsp ground cumin, coriander, paprika, mustard seeds and nigella seeds and 1/2 tsp if cinnamon)
6 tblsp olive oil
1 tblsp soy sauce
1 tblsp maple syrup
Preheat the oven to 200C
Start by prepping the veg. Peel the parsnip and squash and slice into chip size chunks. In a pan measure in all the spices and put on a gentle heat until it starts to slightly smoke.
In a separate bowl throw in the veg and add the rest of the ingredients with a good pinch of salt. Toss everything together until the veg is generously coated. Place on a baking tray and roast in the oven for approx. 30 mins tossing occasionally.
Meanwhile for the dressing, place two tblsp of plain yogurt in a bowl with one tblsp of milk. Add juice of half a lemon, half tsp of cumin powder and one clove of garlic crushed. Whisk everything together.
I like these on their own but they are also so good with white fish or lamb.
Enjoy, Kate xxx