Celebrate World Vegan Day with these delicious vegan breakfast sandwiches! 

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Recipe from The New Nourishing by Leah Vanderveldt, published by Ryland Peters and Small. Pictures by Clare Winfield

Slice the neck part of a peeled butternut squash into 1.5cm-thick rounds. Spread the rounds out onto an oiled baking sheet and season with salt to taste. Roast in the oven at 200°C (400°F) Gas 6 for 30 mins, flipping about halfway through, until golden and tender.

In a medium bowl, lightly mash a peeled and pitted avocado with a pinch of salt and a tbsp of chopped coriander (optional).

When you’re ready to serve, split and toast the English muffins. Spread the tahini-harissa dressing on one half of each, top that with a butternut round or two and drizzle with barbecue sauce. Spread the mashed avocado on the other half of each English muffin and sandwich everything together.

To make the tahini-harissa dressing blend 50g tahini, one peeled clove of garlic, 1 tsp harissa paste, 1/2 tsp salt, 60ml water and 1 tbsp lemon juice in a small food processor, this will keep in the fridge in a sterilised jar.