Spiced squash and quinoa bowl

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These mixed bowls of different tastes and textures are delicious and are all over Instagram right now. The zingy tahini dressing really gives this veggie version the edge
  • Cumin seeds
    1 teaspoons, level
  • Coriander, Dried
    1 teaspoons, level
  • Ground Cinnamon
    1 teaspoons, level
  • Chilli flakes
    ¼ teaspoons, level
  • Butternut Squash
    500 g, peeled, deseeded and cut into chunks
  • Red onion(s)
    2 small, cut into thin wedges
  • Garlic
    2 clove(s), unpeeled
  • Calorie controlled cooking spray
    1 spray(s)
  • Broccoli, raw
    4 portion(s), medium, broken into small florets
  • Kale, raw
    250 g
  • Quinoa, Dry
    160 g
  • Vegetable stock cube(s)
    1 cube(s), made up with 800ml hot water
  • Root Ginger
    5 g, peeled and grated
  • Tahini paste (Sesame paste)
    25 g
  • 0% fat natural Greek yogurt
    75 g
  • Lemon Juice, Fresh
    1 tablespoons
  • Honey
    1 teaspoons, level
  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C, fan 180°C, gas mark 6. In a small bowl, combine the cumin seeds, coriander, cinnamon and chilli flakes with a little seasoning.
  2. Put the squash, onions and garlic on a large baking tray, mist with cooking spray and toss with three-quarters of the spice mixture. Roast for 10 minutes.
  3. Remove the tray from the oven, add the broccoli and mist with cooking spray. Toss to coat, and roast for a further 15 minutes.
  4. In a bowl, mist the kale with cooking spray, and toss with the remaining spice mixture. Add to the baking tray and roast for a final 3-4 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, rinse the quinoa, then simmer in a pan with the stock for 15-20 minutes, until most of the liquid has been absorbed.
  6. Squeeze the roasted garlic into a bowl. Whisk in the ginger, tahini, yogurt, lemon juice, honey and 2 tbsp warm water, adding a little more water if needed.
  7. Serve the quinoa and vegetables with the tahini yogurt.

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