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Butternut Squash Pesto Quinoa Buddha Bowls


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Butternut Squash Pesto Quinoa Buddha Bowls

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Course: Main Course, Salad
Servings: 2
Calories: 1118kcal
Author: Gina Fontana


  • 1 cup butternut squash , cubed
  • 1- 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • A pinch of sea salt
  • 1 small red onion , chopped
  • 1 cup quinoa , uncooked
  • ½ avocado , sliced
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • Hemp seeds (optional for garnishing)


  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves
  • ½ cup fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • ½ cup pine nuts
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • ¼ cup vegan Parmesan cheese
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt


  • Preheat the oven to 425°F. If you didn’t buy pre-cubed butternut squash, peel and cube the squash and place cubes onto a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Roast in the oven for 30 minutes, tossing occasionally. Chop the red onion into large chunks and set aside. When there is 15 minutes left on the butternut squash, add the onion to the baking sheet and roast along with the squash for the remaining time.
  • Meanwhile cook the quinoa according to package directions. Make the pesto by adding all the ingredients to a food processor/blender and blend until smooth, set aside. Slice the avocado.
  • When the squash and onion are soft and have started to turn golden, about 30 minutes, remove from the oven and heat a small skillet over medium heat. Add the spinach and drizzle with a little olive oil. Sauté the spinach just until it starts to wilt then remove from heat.
  • Put the bowls together and toss the quinoa with the pesto in a large bowl and separate into bowls. Top with roasted butternut squash and onion, spinach, and avocado. Garnish with hemp seeds if desired and enjoy!


Nutrition Facts
Butternut Squash Pesto Quinoa Buddha Bowls
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1118 Calories from Fat 729
% Daily Value*
Fat 81g125%
Saturated Fat 11g55%
Polyunsaturated Fat 20g
Monounsaturated Fat 44g
Cholesterol 9mg3%
Sodium 829mg35%
Potassium 1580mg45%
Carbohydrates 82g27%
Fiber 14g56%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 12346IU247%
Vitamin C 62mg75%
Calcium 326mg33%
Iron 9mg50%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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