Oven Roasted Squash and Chickpea Coconut Curry

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Preparation Time 20 minutes Total Time 65 minutes
Servings 8 Cost Per Serving $1.72
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3 cupsButtercup Squash (or use your favorite squash), roughly chopped
1 1/2 cupsCooked Chickpeas (canned or frozen)
1 cupFrozen Spinach
1-2 tbspCurry Powder
1 can (400ml)Coconut Milk
2 cupsVegetable or Chicken Stock or Water
1 tbspGinger, grated
1/2 cupCilantro, roughly chopped
1 tbspOlive Oil
1Red Chili, minced (optional)
1 tspSea Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper
Aromatic Vegetable Mix
2Onions, peeled and halved
2Carrots, peeled and halved
1/2Fennel Bulb
4 clovesGarlic, peeled
2 tbspTomato Paste
3 tbspOlive Oil


    Aromatic Vegetable Mix
  1. Toss onions, carrots, fennel (or celery), garlic and tomato paste, and any other flavours you want, into a food processor. Pulse to break them down into smaller pieces.
  2. Portion veg mix into muffin tins, top with about ½ inch of olive oil. Freeze until solid, pop into a freezer bag for later use.
    Squash Curry
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F
  2. In a large baking dish add squash, drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle curry powder and ginger over top. Toss and mix well. Pop in an Aromatic Veg Mix, or simply add some diced onion, carrot and garlic.
  3. Bake for 30 minutes.
  4. Carefully remove from oven, add chickpeas, spinach, coconut milk and stock. Gently stir, and place dish back into the oven. Turn heat down to 350 F, cook another 20 minutes.
  5. Finish the dish with salt & pepper, juice of lime, chili, and cilantro. Serve with some whole grain brown rice.


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