Tray Bakes: Butternut Squash, Halloumi & Greens

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Serves:
4
Prep Time:
10
Cook Time:
25

Tray bakes make for a brilliant go-to weeknight dinner. This quick and customisable all-in-one meal accommodates whatever veggies you have on hand. Easily switch up the grains – our favourites include Bulgar Wheat, Quinoa, Israeli Couscous, and Pearl Barley. The versatile dressing is perfect for both bulk tray baking and individual salad needs. If you have leftovers the next day, a refreshing drizzle of extra dressing works wonders.

Consider other veggie combinations like:

  • Pumpkin, Brown Onion, Kale
  • Tomatoes, Zucchini, Capsicums, Olives
  • Kumara, Onions, Capsicums, Silverbeet
  • Asparagus, Broccoli, Spinach
  • Parsnips, Beetroot, Onion, Spinach

The Halloumi brings some salty goodness and really brings it together, but some other options here could be Feta, Tofu, or Meats of your choice (chicken, bacon, etc.)

Ingredients:

  • Half butternut squash
  • 1 capsicum (bell pepper)
  • 2 red onions
  • 3 handfuls of greens (lettuce, spinach, Bok choy, kale, or rocket)
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • 200g feta cheese (or your preferred cheese)
  • Bulgur wheat:
  • ½ cup raw bulgur wheat
  • 1 cup boiling water
Dressing:
  • 3 tsp olive oil
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • 1 small garlic clove, grated
  • ½ tsp honey
  • ¼ tsp chilli flakes

Ingredients:

  • Prepare the bulgur wheat: Add ½ cup of bulgur wheat to a bowl and pour over 1 cup of boiling water. Cover with a plate and set aside for 10 minutes. Remove the plate and fluff up with a fork.
  • Preheat the oven to 220 degrees Celsius. Chop the butternut squash into cubes, roughly chop the capsicum and onion. Place them on a baking tray, drizzle with olive oil, and season with salt and pepper.
  • Bake in the oven for 20 minutes at 220 degrees Celsius.
  • For the dressing: In a bowl, whisk together orange juice, grated garlic, chilli flakes, olive oil, and honey. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Slice the feta cheese into strips. Heat a large frying pan over medium heat and fry the cheese on either side until golden brown.
  • After 20 minutes, remove the vegetables from the oven and add the cooked bulgur wheat and chopped walnuts to the tray. Place the tray back into the oven and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  • Remove the tray from the oven and allow it to cool slightly.
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Tray Bakes: Butternut Squash, Halloumi & Greens

One-tray wonder! Effortless halloumi tray bake with versatile ingredients. Customise this recipe to what veggies you have in the fridge, and coat with a tangy dressing.
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