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Spicy-Sweet Squash Bowl


This spicy sweet quinoa squash bowl is a delicious vegetarian entree that includes fresh spinach, hummus, butternut squash, pecans, and quinoa.


  • 1 cup quinoa (+ vegetable stock, optional)
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (for mild spice)
  • 2 cups peeled, cubed butternut squash
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro
  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • 1/4 cup toasted pecan pieces


  1. Cook quinoa according to directions, using vegetable stock for half of the water (optional) and adding 2 teaspoons curry and brown sugar to the pot before cooking.
  2. Coat squash with olive oil, white sugar, cinnamon, 1 teaspoon curry, and salt to taste. Roast in a 400 degree oven or in skillet until golden brown and fork-tender.
  3. Add squash, cilantro and spinach to the cooked quinoa and toss gently to combine. Top each bowl with pecans and white bean hummus.


For the white bean hummus, puree 1 can white cannellini beans, 1/4 cup vegetable stock, 1/2 tablespoon olive oil, 1 clove garlic, and salt/pepper to taste.

Nutritional information does not include the hummus.

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 40 mins
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: spicy sweet squash bowl, squash bowl, sweet squash bowl