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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20 Min
25 Min
Stove Top


  • 1 c
    quinoa- raw
  • 2 c
    water (or chicken stock, whichever you prefer for cooking the quinoa)
  • 1/2
    red onion- diced small
  • 1
    butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cut into 1" pieces
  • 11/2 c
    chicken stock
  • 1
    jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced small
  • 1/2 c
    fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1
  • 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


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