Butternut squash, parma ham and rocket salad

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Serves: 2

By hel123



  • 1 butternut squash

  • 1 tsp chilli flakes

  • 1 tsp coriander seeds

  • 1 bag rocket salad

  • 2 packets of Parma ham torn into big pieces

  • 1 splash balsamic vinegar

  • 2 handfuls Parmesan shavings

  • 1 loaf of crusty bread (to serve)


  1. Peel and chop butternut squash into 1 inch cubes, or so.
  2. Put the coriander seeds and chilli flakes into a mortar and pestle and grind them into powder (doesn't have to be too fine)
  3. Place the butternut squash cubes into a roasting dish, drizzle with olive oil and put the ground spices over the top, mix well. Put in the oven at about 200C for about 45 mins or until the butternut squash is tender.
  4. Once cooked, the squash goes into a big salad bowl with the bag of rocket, the Parma ham and Parmesan. Toss with plenty of olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Serve with lots of crusty bread to mop up the juices!

Additional Information

  • Salad

  • squash

  • Meat

  • Main Course

  • Nut Free

  • Low fat

  • Egg Free

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  • 25/09/10 04:07

    Two years ago I visited Spain with my husband and had some amazing salads with iberico ham. Now that I found a place to buy jamon iberico de bellota online, I always have some in the fridge and add it to my greens. The Spanish ham makes boring salads a deli, particularly for quick lunches to take to the office. I recommend the ham from Buyjamon.com BuyJamon.com the market place for iberico ham.

  • SkaterGrrrrl 12/10/09 21:17

    This looks amazing - will be trying it tomorrow. Top tip with butternut is to microwave it to soften it before cutting and peeling - it is so much easier than prepping it raw.

  • hel123 24/01/08 14:04

    This is not one for kids as the butternut squash is quite spicy - I find it ideal for serving to yummy mummys coming for lunch - was a favourite with my friends just after we had all had our babies, as you can eat it with just a fork, so plenty of scope for holding the baby with one hand while still getting some food! Also is incredibly easy to make and looks / tastes impressive! I can't take all the credit for it, found this originally in a Jamie Oliver book!!