Curry Roasted Butternut Squash and Chickpeas


  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 large butternut squash (5 1/2 pounds)—peeled, seeded and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 - 19-ounce can chickpeas—drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon mild curry powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 3 cups plain whole-milk yogurt
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped cilantro
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice



  1. Preheat the oven to 375°.

  2. In a large bowl, toss the butternut squash with the chickpeas, olive oil, curry and cayenne and season with salt and pepper. Spread the squash cubes and chick peas on a large rimmed baking sheet and roast for 1 hour, or until tender.

  3. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, stir the yogurt with the cilantro and lemon juice and season with salt and pepper.

  4. Spoon the roasted butternut squash and chickpeas onto a platter and drizzle with 1/2 cup of the yogurt sauce. Serve the remaining yogurt sauce on the side.