I’ve just made this and it was a hit with the children. I offered them the choice of having it as it comes, or blended. They went with the blended option (not one for the adults!) and they loved it, ate large portions of vegetables without even blinking.
This butternut squash and spinach recipe is warming, easy to digest and yet gentle on pitta due to the coconut. It is very easy to make and is satisfyingly tasty. A great vegetarian meal.
If serving with naan, a great spelt naan bread recipe can be found here.
- 1 butternut squash, chopped into chunks
- ~250g of fresh spinach (more or less doesn't matter)
- 10-15 cm of leek, chopped
- 3cm fresh ginger grated (= 1tbsp )
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 4 cardamom pods, crushed slightly
- ½ tsp turmeric
- ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
- 1 tsp ground coriander
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 1 tsp paprika
- 500ml vegetable stock
- quarter of a tin coconut milk (or fresh equivalent even better)
- Freshly ground pepper to taste
- Heat coconut oil and gently cook the leeks until they are soft.
- Add ginger and spices, and cook for a minute.
- Add butternut squash and stock. Simmer gently until squash is tender.
- Add coconut milk, mix in.
- Add spinach and gently stir in, so that spinach wilts.
- Add black pepper to taste.
- Serve with easy-cook brown rice, spelt naan or spelt chapatti.