A quick, easy idea for a tasty, healthy dinner with seasonal flavours: Naturalmente Buono's baked quinoa, butternut squash and chickpea salad!
4
30'
20'
Easy

Ingredients

  • 160 g /

    Quinoa

  • 240 g /

    Cooked Chickpeas

  • 100 g /

    Arugula

  • 80 g /

    Hazelnuts

  • 1 (small) /

    Violina Butternut Squash

  • 4 spoonfuls /

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  • 1/2 teaspoon /

    Paprika

  • 1/3 teaspoon /

    Ground Cumin Seeds

  • 1/3 teaspoon /

    Ground Coriander Seeds

  • Juice of 1 lemon

  • to taste /

    Coarse Salt and Black Pepper

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Instructions

Preheat the oven to 190°C.

Cut up the butternut squash and use the full-bellied part: remove the seeds and cut it into thin slices or dice it finely, and place it in an oven dish with the cooked chickpeas. Season the mixture with 2 spoonfuls of Zucchi extra virgin olive oil, a pinch of salt, the paprika and the ground cumin and coriander seeds and bake in the oven, stirring every 10 minutes, for half a hour.

In the meantime, rinse the quinoa thoroughly and put it in a small saucepan with 320g of water and a pinch of salt. Bring to the boil and simmer with the lid on for 13 minutes. Turn off the heat and leave to stand with the lid on for another 5 minutes.

Roast the hazelnuts in a frying-pan until fragrant, then rub them in a cloth to remove the outer skin and chop them coarsely. When ready, add the roast butternut squash and chickpeas to the cooked quinoa, chopped hazelnuts and arugula. Dress with the rest of the oil, the lemon juice, the black pepper and, if necessary, another pinch of salt.
Serve.

THE CHEF:

Naturalmente Buono

Mimma and Marta, mother and daughter, both in love with cooking. A passion – they have been online since 2013 with a blog of the recipes written down on scraps of paper all over the house - then increasingly a real business, in which they became the partners, through to their first book, “Naturalmente Buono”, published by Eifis in 2017. Their idea of the ideal cuisine? Health, genuine, natural food, with a focus on the origin and quality of the raw materials.