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roast butternut squash dish plate

Roast Butternut Squash with Quinoa, Kale & Feta

Roast butternut squash with kale, pine nuts and feta. A delicious lunch that is easy and quick to make. Perfect for work lunches.
Course Lunch
Cuisine Fusion
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 495kcal


  • 200 g butternut squash ( ⅔ of a cup) peeled, seeds removed then cut into cubes
  • 120 g quinoa ( ⅔ of a cup) rinsed under the cold tap
  • 100 g kale (1 ½ cups) washed and woody stems removed then roughly chopped
  • 50 g feta cheese (⅓ of a cup)
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 2 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoon pine nuts
  • A pinch of dried red chilli flakes optional

For the dressing

  • 3 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C / 356F.
    Add the butternut squash, spices and oil to a baking tray, toss everything together then roast in the oven for 20 minutes.
  • Cook the quinoa according to the packet instructions. About 5 minutes towards the end of cook add the kale to the quinoa and cover with a tight-fitting lid cook for 5 minutes until the kale is steamed.
  • Lightly toast the pine nuts in a dry pan over medium heat.
    Make the dressing by whisking all the dressing ingredients together.
  • When the Kale and quinoa are cooked transfer to a serving dish. Add the roasted butternut squash, toasted pine nuts and mix gently.
    Crumble the feta over the kale and quinoa mixture, add the dressing. Sprinkle with chilli flakes if you like.
    Serve immediately


  • Calories are approximate and do not include the dressing.


Calories: 495kcal | Carbohydrates: 51.1g | Protein: 14.3g | Fat: 27.9g | Saturated Fat: 16.3g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 307mg | Potassium: 946mg | Fiber: 6.6g | Sugar: 3.5g | Calcium: 2630mg | Iron: 0.7mg