Butternut squash, feta and quinoa salad

Serve up Katie Brysons quinoa salad studded with butternut squash, feta and pomegranate seeds for a tasty lunch or light dinner
By Katie Bryson
Butternut squash, feta and quinoa salad
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  • Serves: 6
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Effort: easy

Ingredients

  • 1 small butternut squash, chopped into small chunks
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 160 g quinoa
  • 1 vegetable stock cube
  • 1 lemon, juiced and zested
  • 1 handful flat leaf parsley, chopped
  • 1 handful mint, chopped
  • 150 g feta cheese, chopped into small cubes
  • 12 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 pomegranate, arils only

Tips and Suggestions

Make this dish even healthier by halving the quantity of feta.

Method

1. Preheat the oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Place the cubes of butternut squash on a baking sheet, drizzle with one tablespoon of olive oil and season with salt and pepper.

2. Roast for 25-30 minutes until soft in the middle and crisping at the edges.

3. Meanwhile, cook the quinoa in a large pan with 800ml hot water with a vegetable stock cube dissolved in it for 20 minutes until tender and the liquid has disappeared. Rinse in a sieve and then drain.

4. Turn out into a large bowl and toss with lemon juice and zest, the remaining olive oil, the chopped herbs, feta and tomatoes. Scatter with pomegranate seeds and serve.

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