Roast vegetable bastilla with root vegetable salad

Preparation time
less than 30 mins

Cooking time
1 to 2 hours

Serves
Serves 6–8

Dietary
Vegetarian


By Sabrina Ghayour
From Saturday Kitchen

Ingredients

For the bastilla

  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp turmeric
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp garlic granules
  • 750g/1lb 10oz celeriac, peeled and cut into 2.5cm/1in cubes
  • 750g/1lb 10oz butternut squash, peeled, deseeded and cut into 2.5cm/1in cubes
  • 500g/1lb 2oz carrots, peeled and cut into 2.5cm/1in cubes
  • 500g/1lb 2oz parsnips, peeled and cut into 2.5cm/1in chunks
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 50g/1¾oz flaked almonds
  • 50g/1¾oz pine nuts
  • 100g/3½oz ready-to-eat dried apricots, roughly chopped
  • 50g/1¾oz fresh flatleaf parsley, finely chopped
  • 4 tbsp runny honey
  • 1 unwaxed lemon, finely grated zest and juice
  • 6 filo pastry sheets, each about 48x25cm/19x10in
  • 75g/2¾oz butter, melted
  • 1 free-range egg, beaten
  • sea salt flakes and freshly ground black pepper

For the dressing

  • 1 heaped tsp cumin seeds, toasted and roughly crushed using a pestle and mortar
  • 1 heaped tsp coriander seeds, toasted and roughly crushed using a pestle and mortar
  • 1 heaped tsp rose harissa
  • 3 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 2–3 tbsp runny honey
  • generous drizzle extra virgin olive oil
  • sea salt flakes and freshly ground black pepper

For the salad

  • ½ small white cabbage, finely shredded
  • 150g/5½oz dried cranberries
  • 1 bunch spring onions, trimmed, peeled and finely sliced diagonally from root to tip
  • 150g/5½oz cashew nuts, toasted
  • 2 large parsnips, peeled and cut into ribbons with a vegetable peeler
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and cut into ribbons with a vegetable peeler
  • ½ small celeriac, peeled and cut into ribbons with a vegetable peeler
  • 30g/1oz fresh dill, finely chopped
  • 30g/1oz fresh mint, leaves picked, rolled up tightly and thinly sliced into ribbons
  • 200g/7oz pomegranate seeds
  • sea salt flakes and freshly ground black pepper