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Hearty Butternut Squash and Quinoa Stew

This hearty stew has quickly become a wintertime favorite in my home. A low calorie, low fat, vegan option, this stew is the perfect solution to comfort food cravings. 

Need another reason to try this stew? Butternut squash is high in Vitamins A and
C, as well as fiber!

You Will

½} lb. butternut squash, peeled, seeded & chopped into 1/2-inch pieces

½} cups chicken broth

tbsp olive oil

medium yellow onion, finely chopped

tsp kosher salt

cloves garlic, minced

½} tsp dried oregano

can (14 oz) petite diced tomatoes

cup uncooked quinoa

cup pitted and quartered kalamata olives

ground black pepper to taste

cup minced fresh flat-leaf parsley


the butternut squash until barely tender, about 10 minutes. 

Remove half of
the squash pieces and set aside.
Steam the remaining squash until very tender, an
additional 4 to 6 minutes. 

this squash with the back of a fork or potato masher. Set aside.

a large saucepan, heat to medium and add olive oil.
onion and garlic, cook stirring occasionally, until onion is starting to
turn brown, 8 to 10 minutes.
oregano. Cook, stirring, for 1 additional minute. 


the saucepan, add tomatoes, butternut squash pieces, and mashed butternut
squash. Stir to combine.

in chicken broth and quinoa. Bring to a simmer, cover and cook until the
quinoa turns translucent, about 15 minutes. 

the olives, salt and pepper into the stew and simmer, uncovered, to heat,
about 5 minutes.
in parsley and serve.


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