Spicey Butternut Squash and Quinoa



I was looking for a recipe to accommodate my son's diet and his taste preferences and just couldn't find what I wanted so I ended up combining a couple of recipes together and tweaking them to fit. It has since become a family favorite!


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1 c
quinoa- raw
2 c
water (or chicken stock, whichever you prefer for cooking the quinoa)
red onion- diced small
butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cut into 1" pieces
11/2 c
chicken stock
jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced small
1/2 c
fresh cilantro, chopped
1 tsp
chili powder (more if you like it hotter)
1/2 tsp
ground coriander
1/2 tsp
ground cumin
salt and pepper to taste

How to Make Spicey Butternut Squash and Quinoa


  • 1Cook 1 cup Quinoa in 2 cups water or chicken stock till water is absorbed, set aside
  • 2Saute onion, garlic and scallion till tender in a bit of olive oil
  • 3Add spices and 1-1/2 cup chicken broth, jalapeno, squash and simmer till squash is tender and liquid is absorbed.
  • 4Add quinoa and cilantro squeeze the lime over and toss. Serve hot.

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About Spicey Butternut Squash and Quinoa

Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Wheat Free
Other Tag: Healthy

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