Food / 03.04.2015

Gluten-free recipes: Quinoa with lime and squash

By Healthy Magazine
This vegan dish packs bright colours, bold flavours and loads of plant-based protein

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If you’re gluten-free or cutting down on refined carbs, toasted quinoa is the perfect replacement for pasta or rice. The squash adds some chewy texture and the lime, a satisfying zing.

Serves 4
100g quinoa
350ml vegetable stock
150g peeled squash, grated
150ml vegetable oil
½ tsp each cumin and sea salt
1 tsp sumac
½ tsp ground cumin
30ml extra virgin olive oil
Juice of ½ lime
Salt and black pepper
3 spring onions, trimmed; finely diced
4 cherry tomatoes, diced
2 handfuls coriander leaves, shredded
Small handful basil leaves
1 tsp red chilli flakes


1 Dry-fry quinoa for 2-3 mins, stirring. Add stock, boil; simmer for 10 mins. Tip into a sieve and set aside.

2 Squeeze squash in a tea towel to extract water. Heat oil in a pan and add the squash. Cook for 5 mins.

3 Drain, then place on kitchen paper. Sprinkle on cumin and salt.

4 For dressing, mix sumac, cumin, oil, lime and seasoning in bowl. Set aside.

5 Add onions, tomatoes, herbs and chilli to quinoa, top with dressing.

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Toasted quinoa with lime and squash taken from New Feast by 
Greg and Lucy Malouf (Hardie Grant, £30). Photography Alan Benson. 

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