Quinoa, Butternut Squash & Broccoli Salad

Well after a long hard day watching Netflix, I was in need of something super healthy and yummy! I spent a good half an hour searching for recipes when I came across this one on the BBC Good Food website
Now I switched up a few things up for my personal preference and because I’m not one to stick to a recipe! So lets get cooking! 
You Will Need: (to serve 2)  
1 small red onion 
1 clove of garlic
Half a butternut squash (chopped into squares)
Half a broccoli (chopped into small florets) 
250g ready to eat quinoa (we went for this quinoa and lentil mix
Small handful of dried cranberries (we went for orange infused ones!) 
2 tbsp chopped parsley 
1 tbsp thyme leaves
1 mozzarella cheese (chopped into chunks)  
Drizzle of balsamic vinegar 
  • In a pan (with a touch of oil) fry the onion and garlic for around 5 minutes until soft! 
  • Then transfer them to a large bowl.
  • Start to fry your butternut squash in the pan until it starts to go golden.
  • Then add the broccoli, a few tbsp of water and the thyme & steam for 5 minutes. 
  • While that’s cooking away, add your cooked quinoa to the bowl of onions and stir. 
  • Add the cranberries, parsley, mozzarella & balsamic vinegar to the quinoa bowl and stir.
  • Add the steamed squash and broccoli to the bowl and give it one final stir. 

Throw it on a plate and get eating (unless you’re a blogger, then you need to photograph it first).



  1. 4th September 2014 / 8:24 am

    looks soo yummi!! :) I am really lazy to cook myself something good and healthy :))

  2. 4th September 2014 / 10:28 am

    It was so so good! I'm usually quite lazy, but I felt I needed something healthy to counteract the day of Netflix! x

  3. 9th September 2014 / 12:48 pm

    This look really yummy! I have been wanting to try some quinoa recipe. Thanks for the idea. I will be trying it out.

    Kah-Feh Yen

  4. 9th September 2014 / 8:05 pm

    You really wouldn't expect a quinoa and vegetable dish to look so photogenic, but you've pulled it off! I really want to try this recipe as I absolutely LOVE cooking with quinoa!

    Owl Girl | A London lifestyle blog

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