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LeaderBrand Squash, Basil & Chilli Stirfry Recipe

Squash, Basil & Chilli stir fry


Prepare the onion, chilies, squash, snow peas, and spring onions. Have all the ingredients on hand, ready to cook. 

Heat the peanut oil in a large wok. Cook the onion until browned and starting to crisp. Remove and drain on absorbent paper. Add the garlic, lemongrass paste and chili slices in the wok until fragrant.  

Add the squash and stock and stir-fry until just tender, turning all the time. Cook for about 8-10 minutes.  Add the snow peas, spring onions and the reserved cooked onion and cook for a further 5 minute. Season to taste with the sugar, soy sauce sauce and lemon juice. Toss carefully to combine and heat through until sauce thickens slightly.  

Remove from heat; toss basil, and cashew nuts through stir-fry until well combined. Accompany with crispy noodles and extra chili. 

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LeaderBrand Buttercup Squash


Our squash’s unique chestnut flavour and vibrant colour enhances any meal. Use it in delicious soups, pastas, and pies, or bake it into moist cakes and breads.

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Serving Size: 80g Quantity per serving Quantity per 100g
Energy  252.8 kJ 316.0 kJ
Protein 1.3 g 1.6 g
Fat, total 0.3 g 0.4 g
– saturated 0.1 g 0.1 g
Carbohydrate 11.7 g 14.6 g
– sugars 3..2 g 4.0 g
Dietary fibre 2.6 g 3.2 g
Sodium 0.0 mg 0.0 mg
Vitamin A Equiv. (µg)
Folate (mg)
Niacin (mg)
Potassium (mg)

Source: The Concise New Zealand Food Composition Tables, 14th Edition 2021

Quantities stated above are averages only

timer Total time 40 mins hourglass_empty Prep time 20 timer Cook time 20 people Serving 4 info_outline Difficulty Easy
  • ½ LeaderBrand Squash, cut into 1cm slices
  • 1 large red onion, peeled, sliced thinly 
  • 4 fresh red chillies, sliced thinly 
  • 250g sugar snap peas 
  • 4 spring onions, sliced thinly 
  • 1/3 cup peanut oil 
  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced thinly 
  • 1 tbsp Lemongrass paste 
  • 1 tsp grated palm sugar or brown sugar 
  • ¼ cup vegetable stock 
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce 
  • ½ lemon, juice of 
  • ¾ cup Thai or opal basil leaves 
  • ½ cup roasted unsalted cashew
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