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Thai Peanut Butternut Squash Bowl

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Thai
Keyword buddha bowl, thai peanut bowl, thai peanut butternut squash
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 2 people
Author Haylie


Thai Peanut Butternut Squash Bowls

  • 1/2 butternut squash, cubed
  • 1/2 head cauliflower, diced into florets
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp five spice powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne

Sriracha Peanut Sauce

  • 2 tbsp crunchy peanut butter
  • 1.5 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp sriracha sauce (add extra if you want it spicier)
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • pinch red pepper flakes
  • splash of hot water to thin out to drizzle

Buttery CousCous

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup couscous
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • large pinch of salt
  • crushed peanuts/cilantro for garnish


Butternut Squash and Cauliflower

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Cut your butternut squash in half, take 1/2 of it and cut into small cubes. Cut your cauliflower into florets. Place into a large bowl and add the olive oil, cinnamon, five spice powder, cumin, cayenne and salt and pepper. Mix well. 

  2. Spread onto a large baking sheet and roast for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. 

Sriracha Peanut Sauce

  1. Mix crunchy peanut butter, low sodium soy sauce, sriracha, garlic and ginger in a bowl together. Add a pinch of red pepper flakes. Use a splash of hot water as needed to thin out the sauce to drizzle it over the bowls. 

Buttery CousCous

  1. In a small pot, bring 1 cup of water, 2 tbsp of butter and a large pinch of salt to boil. Once boiling, add in 1 cup of couscous. Stir to combine. Take off the heat. Cover and let sit for 5 minutes or until easily fluffed with a fork. 

Thai Peanut Butternut Squash Bowl Assembly!

  1. Add your couscous to the bottom of your bowl. Pile on the butternut squash and cauliflower. Drizzle with the sriracha peanut sauce and garnish with chopped peanuts, cilantro and red pepper flakes. Enjoy!