Fruit & nut butternut squash quinoa

A crowd-pleasing veggie dish that’s packed with flavour and a range of textures from pumpkin, apricots and pistachios

  • Prep:10 mins
    Cook:30 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 662
  • fat 36g
  • saturates 5g
  • carbs 62g
  • sugars 29g
  • fibre 10g
  • protein 23g
  • salt 0.2g


  • 1 butternut squash, peeled and cut into small dice
  • 2 onions, cut into thin wedges
  • 2 tbsp olive oil, plus a little extra for drizzling
  • 200g quinoa
  • 4 tbsp natural yogurt
  • 1 tbsp tahini paste
  • juice 1 lemon
  • 85g toasted flaked almonds
  • 85g shelled pistachios
  • 10 dried apricots, sliced
  • handful mint leaves, roughly chopped


  1. Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Toss the squash and onions with 2 tbsp oil in a large shallow roasting tin. Season and roast for about 30 mins, shaking the tin once or twice, until the veg is tender.

  2. Cook the quinoa following pack instructions. When cooked, run under cold water and thoroughly drain.

  3. Stir together the yogurt, tahini, most of the lemon juice and some seasoning to make a sauce. Mix the quinoa with the nuts, dried apricots, mint and some seasoning in a large bowl, then add the remaining lemon juice, drizzle with a little oil and stir well. Scatter over the squash-onion mix and serve with the yogurt sauce.

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