Butternut Squash and Brussels Sprouts Bowl

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Preparation time 20 min
Cooking time 25 min
This recipe keeps for 3 days

Ingredients (2 servings)


  • 1 cup Lentils, boiled, with salt
  • 1 cup Quinoa, cooked


  • 1/4 cup Tahini
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • 1/8 cup Lemon juice, raw
  • 1 clove Garlic, raw (crushed)
  • 1/8 tsp Salt


  • 50 g Kale, raw (coarsely chopped and massaged)

To roast

  • 1 1/2 cup, cubes Butternut squash, raw
  • 4 cup Brussels sprouts, raw (trimmed and halved)
  • 1/2 tbsp Olive oil (optional)
  • 1 clove Garlic, raw (crushed)
  • 1/2 tsp, ground Cumin
  • 1/2 tsp Paprika
  • 1/2 tsp Salt

To serve

  • 1/4 cup, chopped Walnuts
  • 1 tbsp Parsley leaves, fresh (optional)

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  1. Preheat the oven to 200C (400F) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Roast the vegetables
    In a large mixing bowl, combine the olive oil, garlic, cumin, paprika and salt to the taste. Toss in the butternut squash and brussels sprouts and make sure they are well coated in the oil mixture. Arrange the vegetables in separate piles on a baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes, until tender.
  3. Prepare the dressing
    Meanwhile, whisk together all dressing ingredients and adjust seasonings to taste.
  4. To serve, combine quinoa, kale, butternut squash, brussels sprouts, lentils and walnuts. Drizzle with dressing and sprinkle with chopped parsley.
  5. How to store
    Store leftovers separately, in airtight containers, in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

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One serving contains 660 calories, 28 grams of protein, 31 grams of fat, and 79 grams of carbohydrates.

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Written by

Andreea Matei

Hi, I'm Andreea Matei, one of the founders. Calling me a foodie would be an understatement. I wholeheartedly embrace life through the realm of taste. My kitchen experiments are my superpower. For me, amazing food encompasses three dimensions: it must be crazy delicious, nutritious, and mindful of our animal friends and beautiful planet.