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Roasted Butternut Squash, Sesame & Garlic Dip

by Amelia Littlejohn
on 23rd September 2019
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Family get-together, parties and BBQs! For all of these foodie events we must of course have a selection of delicious dips. You can enjoy the classic hummus, tangy salsa or creamy guacamole, but how about trying something tasty & new? This roasted butternut squash, sesame & garlic dip is one you just have to try! It’s perfect for dolloping on top of salads, serving with crudités or even spreading in a sandwich. Delicious.

Roasted Butternut Squash, Sesame & Garlic Dip

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  • 350g butternut squash
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 3 tbsp tahini
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Juice 1 lemon
  • 1/2 tsp chilli flakes
  • 1 tsp dried herbs
  • Salt and pepper
Prep Time


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees celsius

  2. Chop the butternut squash into cubes, discarding the skin and seeds

  3. Place the butternut squash on a baking tray along with 1 tbsp olive oil, salt & pepper. Toss so the squash is well coated, then place into the oven for 15 minutes.

  4. After 15 minutes remove the baking tray. Peel and chop the garlic cloves and place on the baking tray with the squash. Place back into the oven for a further 10 minutes

  5. Remove the baked squash from the oven and allow to cool slightly before transferring into your food processor

  6. Add the remaining ingredients for the dip into the food processor. Blend until smooth!

  7. Enjoy straight away or keep in an airtight container in the fridge to consume within 5 days

Amelia Littlejohn

My love and passion for vegan food was initially inspired by health problems. After being diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and coeliac disease as well as suffering with mental health issues, I realised my diet needed to change drastically. My symptoms were affecting every area of my life, so I began to look at what food I was putting into my body and educated myself on how nutrition has a direct impact on how we feel, physically and mentally.
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