Contributed by Nichola Ludlam-Raine.
Nichola is a UK Specialist Registered Dietitian, and can be found at www.nicsnutrition.com and on Instagram @nicsnutrition & @mummynutrition.
There’s nothing better than a lunch or dinner that’s warming and comforting, and that doesn’t have to mean a soup or stew!
Butternut squash is one of my favourite seasonal vegetables and as I absolutely love it in a curry, I thought why not create a delicious lunch recipe with some of my favourite vegetables and flavours!
This recipe has got all you need for a balanced and filling meal; fibre (from the wraps, chickpeas and vegetables), protein (from the halloumi & chickpeas) and 2 portions of your 5-a-day - it’s vegetarian too!
INGREDIENTS (Serves 4)
4 wholemeal wraps
4 handfuls of mixed salad
4 tbsp of houmous
4 tsp of mango chutney
1 block of halloumi, sliced lengthways
1 small-medium butternut squash, peeled and diced
1 bell pepper, chopped
1 tin of chickpeas, rinsed & drained
2 tsp olive oil
2 tsp mild curry powder
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp ground cumin
1. Preheat the oven to 180c and add the butternut squash and pepper to a baking tray.
2. Mix the spices together in a small bowl and add ¾ of the mix to the vegetables as well as 1 tsp of olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper. Roast in the oven for 20 minutes.
3️. Then, add the chickpeas to a separate baking tray and add a tsp of olive oil as well as the rest of the spice mix and mix through. Add to the oven and cook both the vegetables/ chickpeas for a further 15-20 minutes or until soft & slightly browned.
4️. Meanwhile, heat the halloumi in a griddle pan for a couple of minutes each side until charred and leave to one side.
5️. Warm the wraps in the microwave for 15-30 seconds so they soften up. Add 1 tbsp of houmous to each wrap and spread out in the centre.
6️. Top each wrap with a handful of salad and a few spoonfuls of the chickpea and vegetable mix, followed by the slices of halloumi.
7️. Finally add a tsp of mango chutney to top each wrap (I added a ¼ tsp at a time to different sections!).
8️. Fold up each wrap and enjoy!!