Griddled Pattipan with Apple, Quinoa & Rocket
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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Looks like a flying saucer, tastes like heaven. Pattipan squashes are a delicious summer vegetable and and are great griddled for a touch of smoke.
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Ingredients you'll need
  • 2 pattipan squashes
  • 1 apple
  • A 75g bag of quinoa
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 large handfuls of rocket
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  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
Step by step this way
  • 1.

    Rinse the quinoa and tip into a pan. Add enough water to cover by 1 cm. Bring to the boil. Cover and cook for 10 mins till the quinoa is cooked but has a slight bite. Set aside.

  • 2.

    Set a griddle or frying pan over a high heat. When hot, cook the squash (in batches if needed) for a few mins on each side, till nicely charred and cooked through.

  • 3.

    Top and tail each squash, then cut into rough chunks about 2 cm thick. Chuck into a large bowl with 1 tbsp oil and some seasoning. Toss well to coat.

  • 4.

    Zest and juice the lemon into a bowl. Finely chop the garlic clove and add to the bowl with 1 tsp of the mustard. Stir in 2 tbsp oil and season well.

  • 5.

    Peel the apple and chop into small chunks about 1 cm in size.

  • 6.

    Layer the rocket, quinoa, griddled squash and apple on plates, then drizzle over the dressing. Serve immediately.

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