Quinoa with squash, prunes, spinach and crumbly feta

This quinoa recipe is an amalgam of a couple of different things I have tried and makes a lovely (and super healthy) summer meal. Hope you enjoy 🙂

Ingredients (Serves 4)

1 butternut squash (cut into medium cubes)

Roughly 10 Prunes (I used tinned prunes soaked in fruit juice)

1/2 bag of spinach

Feta Cheese

2 tbsp olive oil

1 large onion, finely chopped

4 garlic cloves, chopped

1 tbsp giner, finely chopped

Juice of ½ lemon

1 tsp of mild chilli powder

600ml vegetable stock

A few mint leaves (roughly chopped)

250g quinoa (thoroughly rinsed)

Method

  1. Heat oven to 200C / 180C fan / Gas Mark 6. Toss butternut squash in olive oil and roast until soft (around 35 mins).
  2. Whilst the squash is cooking, heat some oil (and butter if you wish) in a saucepan and cook the onion, garlic and ginger.
  3. Cook for around 10 mins then add the quinoa and chilli powder, give it a good stir making sure your mixture coats the quinoa.
  4. Add the prunes, lemon juice and stock, cover and simmer for about 25 mins. When you think the quinoa is just about cooked add the spinach and stir through.
  5. When everything is tender, stir through the butternut squash, sprinkle over the mint, spoon onto plates and crumble your feta over the top!

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