I like to have a nice collection of quick, easy and tasty side dishes on hand and I am always on the lookout for more. A while ago I came across this one for harissa roasted squash on What do I want to cook today? that sounded like it fit the bill perfectly. I had picked up some harissa a while ago but I had only used it once and I was looking for new ways to enjoy it. Harissa is a red sauce from Northern Africa that is made from chili peppers, garlic and other various things. This side is really easy, you just peel and cut the squash, toss it with some oil and the harissa and pop it in the oven to roast. Roasting the squash brings out its flavour along with its natural sweetness which went really well with the spicy harissa. I served it with my roasted lamb in coffee sauce dinner and it went well with the lamb. Overall I was quite pleased with this quick and easy side dish and I will be making it again.
Harissa Roasted Squash(makes 4 side dish sized servings)
4 cups squash (cut into bite sized pieces)
1 tablespoon oil
1 tablespoon harissa
1. Toss the squash in the oil and harissa to coat.
2. Roast the squash in a preheated 400F oven until tender, about 30 minutes turning in the middle.
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