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Earthy Quinoa Bowl

Updated: Mar 5, 2020

Sqaush, shrooms and spinach, oh my!

“This grain bowl has everything you could want - sweet squash, sour craisins, nutrient-packed spinach, creamy cheese, and a protein punch from the quinoa.


  • 1 1/4 c quinoa

  • 2 c water or stock

  • 4 cloves garlic

  • 6 sprigs thyme

  • 1 c cubed butternut squash

  • 10 oz mushrooms, cleaned and quartered

  • 1 bunch washed, fresh spinach

  • 3 oz craisins

  • 2 oz crumbled feta

  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

  • Salt and crushed red pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F and bring 2 c water or stock up to a boil with smashed garlic and 3 sprigs of thyme in a sauce pan.

  2. Place cubed squash and quartered mushrooms on a baking sheet, drizzle w evoo (extra virgin olive oil) and season with salt, thyme and crushed red pepper. Roast for 30 minutes.

  3. In a large sauce pan, saute 2 cloves of garlic and crushed red pepper in evoo and add washed and dried spinach and salt. Cook until wilted, adding 1-2 tbsp water as necessary to steam with lid on.

  4. Add 1 1/4 c of quinoa and 2 tsp salt to the boiling liquid. Reduce to simmer and cover. Cook for 17-20 min. Fluff w fork.

  5. Combine cooked quinoa in a bowl with squash, mushrooms, and spinach. Garnish with craisins and feta.

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