Get ready for pops of flavour and colour with this hearty veggie and pork salad! Moroccan-spiced roasted squash and harissa onions bring depth and warmth to this weeknight wonder.
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Butternut Squash, cubes
Moroccan Spice Blend
Vegetable Broth Concentrate
Feta Cheese, crumbled(ContainsMilk/Lait)
Almonds, sliced(ContainsTree Nut/Noix)
Salt and Pepper*
Before starting, preheat the oven to 425°F.Wash and dry all produce. Combine freekeh, broth concentrate and 1 1/4 cups water (dbl for 4 ppl) in a medium pot. Cover and bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low. Simmer, still covered, until liquid is absorbed, 25-28 min.
Toss squash and 1 tsp Moroccan Spice Blend with 1 tbsp oil (dbl bothfor 4 ppl) on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Season with salt and pepper. Roast in middle of oven, stirring halfway through cooking, until golden-brown and tender, 22-24 min.
While squash roasts, peel, then mince or grate garlic. Heat a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat. When hot, add almonds to the dry pan. Toast, stirring often, until golden-brown, 4-5 min. (TIP: Keep your eye on them so they don't burn!) Transfer to a plate and set aside.
Add 1 tbsp oil (dbl for 4 ppl) to the same pan, then the pork and 1/2 tsp Moroccan spice blend (dbl for 4 ppl). Cook, stirring occasionally, until golden-brown and cooked through, 3-4 min.** Season with salt and pepper. Transfer to a plate and cover to keep warm.
Add 1 tbsp oil (dbl for 4 ppl), then onions to the same pan. Cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 2-3 min. Add garlic and harissa paste. Cook, stirring often, until fragrant, 30 sec. Transfer harissa spiced onions to a small bowl.
When freekeh is done, add harissa spiced onions, spinach, half the currants and half the almonds. Stir together, until spinach wilts, 1-2 min. Season with salt and pepper. Divide freekeh between plates and top with roasted squash and ground pork. Crumble over feta and sprinkle with remaining currants and remaining almonds.