This was my attempt at recreating a Marks & Spencer dish which we ate a couple of months ago. I can't remember what the original tasted like but I was happy with the flavour of my version. A lot of our cooking is based around what we can buy reduced or on offer. The sweet potato and butternut squash came from a supermarket pack which was cheap since it was going out of date.
In a low oven (approx gas mark 4), roast the following for about 30 minutes:
- 250g sweet potato and butternut squash.
- 2 cloves of garlic (peeled but kept whole)
- ½ green chilli (chopped).
- 1 sprig of rosemary
- 2 teaspoons of vegetable oil.
When everything has cooled down, add to a food processor, along with:
- 100g cooked white beans
- 2tsp smoked paprika
- 1 tsp chopped parsley
- a pinch of salt
- ½ tsp lemon juice
- 1tsp pumpkin seed oil
- 1tsp horseradish or ½ tsp wasabi paste.
Add a small amount of water if needed, to get everything to blend to a smooth paste.
We used some of the dip as a pizza sauce, and topped it with salmon, leek and cheese.