Roasted Butternut with Pumpkin Seed Pesto

Serves 4.

Roasted Butternut with Pumpkin Seed Pesto

Featuring a zinc-rich pumpkin seed pesto and vitamin A- packed butternut squash, this glamorous side dish has the nutritional resumé needed to boost your body’s natural defences against those foreign invaders that are giving your head, eyes, nose, and throat a hard time. Adding a handful of vibrant pomegranate seeds gives a burst of sweet-tart flavour, and Asiago cheese has a nutty personality that pairs perfectly with buttery squash.

Tips

  • Feel free to swap out Asiago for feta or goats’ cheese. Use extra pesto to elevate sandwiches, pasta dishes, and even salad dressings.
  • The extra step of blanching greens like kale and herbs before blending results in an emerald-green pesto that keeps its vibrant colour for longer. After a short time in boiling water, it’s important to shock your greens in an ice bath to halt the cooking process.

Each serving contains: 311 calories; 11 g protein; 17 g total fat (5 g sat. fat, 0 g trans fat); 34 g total carbohydrates (8 g sugars, 6 g fibre); 178 mg sodium

Source: Hold the Cold

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