For the baked squash

  • 2 medium squash’s - sliced in half and de-seeded
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Pinch of black pepper

For the chilli

  • 1 onion chopped roughly
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic sliced
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 courgette chopped into cubes
  • 2 red peppers chopped
  • 2 tsp harrisa paste
  • 1 tsp sriracha sauce
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 pack of black beans drained
  • 1 can jackfruit drained
  • 1 can chopped tomatoes
  • Juice 1/2 lime


  • 1 Avocado sliced
  • 10g coriander


  1. 1

    Pre-heat your oven to 180c 

  2. 2

    Remove the seeds of the squashes and score the flesh diagonally. 

  3. 3

    Place the butternut squash on a baking tray and rub with the olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place in the oven and bake for 45-minutes to 1 hour or until tender inside and caramelised on the outside. Remove from the oven and drain off any water.

  4. 4

    Scoop out the flesh so you have a shell around 1cm thick left in the skin. When cool, roughly chop up the flesh. Set aside.  

  5. 5

    Add the oil to your saucepan on a medium heat then add in the onion. Fry for 8-10 minutes until soft. Add in the garlic and spices and cook for a further few minutes then add in the vegtables to your pan and fry for 2-3 minutes.

  6. 6

    Next add the harissa paste, tomato purée, sriracha and stir to combine. Then add in the beans, jackfruit and tomatoes and simmer for 10 minutes.

  7. 7

    Now add in the reserved cooked squash. Stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper then add the lime.

  8. 8

    Spoon the filling into the squash cavities, top with avocado and coriander to serve. 

Nutritional Details

Each serving provides
  • Energy 1943kj 464kcal 23%
  • Fat 18.0g 26%
  • Saturates 3.0g 15%
  • Sugars 0.0g 0%
  • Salt 1.0g 17%

% of the Reference Intakes

Typical values per 100g: Energy 318kj/76kcal

Each serving provides

55.0g carbohydrate 15.0g fibre 11.0g protein Five of your 5 a day

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