Spiced quinoa, butternut squash and kale salad

    Spiced quinoa, butternut squash and kale salad

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    About this recipe: Butternut squash and courgettes are roasted in a mixture of herbs and spices in this delicious quinoa salad made with kale, parsley, raisins and honey. This makes a large salad but leftovers will keep well in the fridge for 1 or 2 days.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 8 

    • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
    • 1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
    • freshly ground black pepper to taste
    • 1/2 butternut squash - peeled, seeded and cubed
    • 1 courgette, cubed
    • 475ml water
    • 175g quinoa
    • 60g chopped kale
    • 120g chopped flat leaf parsley
    • 80g raisins
    • 80g chopped red onion
    • 4 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
    • 1 tablespoon honey

    Method
    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
    2. Combine 1 tablespoon olive oil, cumin, oregano, chilli powder, salt and pepper together in a bowl. Add cubes of butternut squash and courgette; toss until coated. Spread the mixture onto a baking tray.
    3. Bake in the preheated oven, tossing once half way through cooking, until soft, about 25 minutes. Remove from oven; cool.
    4. Bring water and quinoa to the boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until quinoa is tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Drain and cool.
    5. Combine butternut squash, courgettes, quinoa, kale, parsley, raisins, red onion, apple cider vinegar, honey and remaining tablespoon of olive oil in a bowl; toss until salad is combined.

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