Butternut Squash Quinoa Salad

April 8, 2019

BUTTERNUT SQUASH QUINOA SALAD - INGREDIENTSFOR THE SALAD:2/3 cup quinoa1 1/3 cups water (or bone broth if not vegan!)1 lb butternut squash, chopped into cubes1 red onion, chopped1 tb olive oil 1/4 cup chopped pecans 1/2 cup dried cranberries2 cups spinach or baby kalesalt & pepper to tasteFOR THE DRESSING:3 tb olive oil1/4 cup lemon juice1/4 tsp garlic powder1/4 tsp salt, pepper to taste

You guys have been asking for more savory recipes, so I’m gonna deliver—starting with this BUTTERNUT SQUASH QUINOA SALAD! You know I loveeeeeee me some sweet treats, but I also want to show you more of the day to day, easy meals that I make for my fam; the ones that all four of us picky-ass eaters love—this salad is definitely one of them!

BUTTERNUT SQUASH QUINOA SALAD

Author: Nicole Modic of @KALEJUNKIE

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Ingredients

FOR THE SALAD:

  • 2/3 cup quinoa
  • 1 1/3 cup water (or bone broth if not vegan!)
  • 1 lb butternut squash, chopped into cubes
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil 
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans 
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 cups spinach or baby kale
  • salt & pepper to taste

FOR THE DRESSING:

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt, pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 400. 
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  • Spread the butternut squash and onions on the baking sheet. 
  • Pour 1 tb olive oil on top and use your hands to coat. 
  • If you need to add a little more oil, do it! 
  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper. 
  • Roast for 20-30 minutes, tossing once throughout. 
  • Once done remove from oven and let cool. 
  • Cook quinoa on the stove, by adding quinoa and water. 
  • Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and cook for 15 minutes. 
  • Make dressing by whisking all the ingredients together in a small bowl. 
  • Now assemble the salad. In a large bowl, add the butternut squash, onions, quinoa, spinach/kale, cranberries and pecans, and toss well with the dressing. 
  • Add salt and pepper to taste. EAT!

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