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Walnut Grove Recipes

Curried Butternut Squash with Peas & Spinach

Serves 4

  • 1 Butternut squash
  • 2 large onions
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbs curry powder
  • large handful spinach
  • 3 tabs peas
  • 25g butter
  • salt & pepper
  • 3tbs vegetable oil


1.Slice the onions into strips, crush the garlic. Heat a large non-stick frying pan, add the oil, butter, onions & garlic and cook until soft over a medium heat.

2. Dice the butternut squash into 1.5cm cubes and add to the onions, continue to fry for a few minutes.

3. Add the curry powder, mix in until everything is coated with it, then cook with a lid on until the squash is soft.

4. Remove the lid, add the peas and spinach and cook until the peas and spinach are cooked. It is now ready to serve.

Serving Suggestions

Perfect accompaniment for any curry dish or great with grilled chicken etc... Suitable for vegetarians

Advanced Preparation

Best made to order, is quick and easy to prepare.

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