Red kuri squash and potatoes with green & black olives

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Here is a simple recipe to cook your autumn vegetables with a Mediterranean touch that will remind you a little of summer…

You can adapt it according to the season (for example, replace the pumpkin with zucchini in summer) and your ideas!

This vegetable dish can stand on its own, or it can be served with fish fillets or grilled meat, or with slices of halloumi for a 100% vegetarian dish.

Red kuri squash and potatoes with black & green olives

Servings 4
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1.5 kg red kuri squash
  • 6 potatoes medium/large – firm flesh
  • 1 small red onion
  • About ten Kalamata olives
  • About ten green olives
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • Salt and pepper
  • Fresh coriander and/or parsley leaves optional
  • Olive oil

Instructions

  • Wash the vegetables well and do not peel them if they are organic.
  • Cut the squash and potatoes into medium-sized cubes (about 1.5/2 cm square).
  • Coarsely chop the onion into strips. Preheat your oven to 210°C.
  • You can pre-cook the vegetables in the steam (15 minutes for the potatoes and 12 minutes for the pumpkin with the onion), to reduce the cooking time in the oven. You can also skip this step and cook for longer in the oven, or even pan-fry the whole thing.
  • Next, place the vegetables in a casserole dish and drizzle generously with olive oil. Add the spices and mix well to coat your vegetables with oil and spices.
  • Place the dish in the oven.
  • Halfway through cooking, add the olives and mix well so that the vegetables are evenly cooked.
  • After 25 minutes, check the cooking of the vegetables with the tip of a knife: it should sink in easily and the flesh of the vegetables should be tender. If necessary, extend the cooking time by about ten minutes.

Notes

You can adapt this recipe as you wish, by playing with the vegetables or the seasoning. For example, you could add a little chilli or smoked paprika to spice up the vegetables, or add a little lemon for a tangy twist.
For the vegetables, try variations with seasonal vegetables that you have on hand (in winter, different varieties of squash, carrots, turnips… and in summer zucchini, some cherry tomatoes…).
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Mediterranean

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