QUINOA & STEAMED SQUASH WITH SALSA & DARK GREENS

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Ingredients

(serves 4-6)

1-2 small butternut squashes

6 shallots

1 leek

1/2-1 small pumpkin

1 bunch of curly kale

1 bunch of black kale

6 tomotoes

1 avocado

1 bunch of coriander

1/2 TBLS coriander seeds

2 TBLS olive oil

juice of 1 lime

juice of 2 lemon

250g quinoa

unprocessed sea-salt

freshly ground cayenne pepper

1 tsp cumin seeds

3 TBLS coconut oil

100g coconut cream

Method

Squash

Peel whole squash (peeling to make a stock for quinoa). Top end of squash to be cut horizontally into rounds. Pan steam in coconut oil, 1/2 tsp of cumin, with a splash of stock until you can put a fork into the squash.

Pan steam the bottom part of squash, sliced with one sliced leek.

Peel and half (lengthwise) the shallots. Pan roast  with coconut oil, salt and cayenne pepper over medium heat. Combine with the sliced butternut squash and leek. Put aside.

Quinoa

Lightly steam in butternut squash stock with added melted coconut cream, salt and cayenne pepper. Steam the quinoa with the stock covering (+1 finger) the grain, in a slow heat, with a lid on for 10-15 minutes or till it is soft and fluffy.

Greens

Massage the kale and black kale (taken out the stalks) with juice of lime and lemon. Finely grate the pumpkin (peeled and de-seeded). Mix with the kale and season with 1 TBLS of lime or lemon to taste.

Salsa

Dice tomatoes, 1 shallot, avocado. Micro-plane one clove of garlic and mix in a bowl with 1/2 tbls coriander seeds, 1/2 tsp ground cumin seed, 1 bunch of coriander, chopped finely, juice of 1 lemon, salt, cayenne pepper and olive oil.

One thought on “QUINOA & STEAMED SQUASH WITH SALSA & DARK GREENS”

  1. Dr Young I used to eat lots of quinoa and all sorts of the other foods you mention for this recipe and others. However as this viral infection has progressed over the past 10 years I have been able to eat less and less and my nervous and immune systems have been damaged more and more. I am desperate with a Leaky Gut and inability to pass stool and no sleep at all for about 4 months now. I am frantic and don’t know where to find help.

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