So when I bought yet another on-sale, acorn squash this week at the grocery store, I realized it was about time I switch things up with a new recipe. I decided to get fancy...why not feature the acorn squash as the "bowl" component for the meal?
|Savory Acorn Squash Bowl|
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This is a great dish to serve at a dinner party or simply as a delicious lunch for yourself. And the great thing about working with quinoa is that you can add anything to it. You can experiment with different flavors of quinoa, add turkey sausage, apple slices... the skies the limit. So without further ado, here is your "fancy", yet easy recipe for quinoa stuffed acorn squash.
Quinoa-Stuffed Acorn Squash, adapted from Fitness magazine
- 2 medium acorn squash
- 1/3 c. cooked quinoa
- 1 1/2 tsp.
- olive oil
- 1 tsp. ground cumin
- 1/2 tsp. sea salt
- 1/2 c. chopped onion
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 1/2 tsp. minced fresh ginger
- 3/4 c. shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 tbsp. chopped walnuts (toasted)
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Meanwhile, cook the quinoa according to box directions. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion and sauté for 4 minutes. Add cumin, garlic , and salt. Cook 2 minutes; stir in quinoa.
Create a tasty Monday everyone!
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