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Cinnamon Butternut Squash with Chickpeas

Cinnamon Butternut Squash with Chickpeas

Cinnamon butternut squash with chickpeas is the perfect winter warmer meal that is truly both delicious and nutritious!

Serves 6


900g butternut squash- peeled, seeded & chopped into 20cm cubes.

1 garlic clove, crushed

2 tbspn olive oil

3 tsp cinnamon

2x400g can chickpeas, drained

½ red onion, thinly sliced

1 large bunch coriander, roughly chopped

Steamed spinach to serve

Ground black pepper


For the tahini dressing

1 garlic clove, crushed

3 tbsp tahini paste

Juice of 1 lemon




  1. Preheat oven to 200 C.
  2.  Toss the squash in the olive oil and season with the crushed garlic and cinnamon. Place in a roasting tin and roast till soft.
  3. Place in a roasting tin and roast till soft.
  4. Meanwhile rinse and drain the chickpeas and pour them chickpeas into a saucepan with 150ml water. Bring to the boil over a medium heat. Cook to soften slightly and warm through.
  5. Bring the water and chickpeas to the boil over a medium heat. Cook to soften slightly and warm through.
  6. While the chickpeas are simmering add spinach to a pan with water and wilt for 2-3mins.
  7. Drain and set aside the chickpeas.
  8. In a large bowl gently toss the butternut squash, chickpeas, wilted spinach, onion and coriander. Add black pepper to season and tahini dressing to taste.

Tahini dressing

  1. In a bowl add the tahini paste, crushed garlic and lemon juice.
  2. Use a fork to whisk and mix well and add up to 5tbspn of cold water as you go along.
  3. Whisk until the consistency of the dressing is somewhere between single and double cream.


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  1. What’s the recipie for the lemon cakes on the last sf. Program?pleasae

    • Hello,

      Thanks for asking, here is the recipe:

      Remember, although refined-sugar free, this recipe contains dates which are dried fruits. All dried fruits are high in fructose so should be eaten in moderation. You guessed it, this recipe should feature in the 20% of 80/20!

      Hope you enjoy, do let me know what you think please and share a photo if you can.

  2. This looks yummy!! Cannot wait to make it for dinner. Thank you.

    • Thank you – I hope you enjoyed it!

  3. Have just read pdf and come across the link to these recipes. Thank you
    Look forward to trying this one as have a butternut squash already waiting to be eaten but think you mean butternut squash should be cut into 2cm not 20cm cubes!!
    (Also in quite a few recipes it says ‘diary’ free not ‘dairy’ free too)

    • Hello Sara, I am so pleased you are going to try- let me know what you think!
      Yes 2cm cubes and thank you for spotting the typos we will look into that ASAP and get it corrected. They have been like that for ages- oops.

      Look forward to hearing what you think.
      Warmest wishes,

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