Stuffed butternut squash with quinoa
- Preparation and cooking time
- Serves 2 with filling leftover
A filling vegetarian supper of roasted squash with a healthy pepper, pine nut and olive-flecked quinoa stuffing
- 1 medium butternut squash
- olive oil, for roasting
- pinch dried oregano
- 150g ready-to-eat quinoa (we used Merchant Gourmet Red and White Quinoa)
- 100g feta cheese
- 50g toasted pine nut
- 1 small carrot, grated (around 50g)
- small bunch chives, snipped
- juice half lemon
- 1 red pepper, chopped
- 50g pitted black olive
- 2 spring onions, chopped
- STEP 1
Heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Halve the butternut squash, scoop out the seeds and score the flesh with a sharp knife.
- STEP 2
Arrange the two halves on a baking tray, drizzle with a little olive oil, season with freshly ground black pepper and sea salt, sprinkle with dried oregano and cook for 40 minutes. Take out the oven, add the chopped peppers to the tray alongside the squash and cook for a further 10 minutes.
- STEP 3
Meanwhile mix the rest of the ingredients. Take the tray out of the oven and carefully transfer the peppers to the stuffing mix. Stir together and spoon the filling onto the butternut squash. Return to the oven for 10 mins. Serve.