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From Our Kitchen: Quinoa Salad with Butternut Squash and Cranberries

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This filling quinoa salad will catch your eye with the rich, autumnal allure of its golden-brown squash and bright burgundy berries. For a satisfying vegan option, forgo the feta and swap agave for honey.

Quinoa Salad with Butternut Squash and Cranberries

Yield: 8 -1/2 cup servings


2 cups butternut squash, cubed

1/4 cup olive oil, divided

1 teaspoon salt, divided

1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper, divided

2 cups quinoa

1/2 cup feta, crumbled

1/4 cup sweetened dried cranberries

2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped

1 orange, juiced

1/2 tablespoon orange zest

1/2 tablespoon honey



Step 1 Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 2 Peel and halve squash. Remove seeds and discard. Cube squash and measure 2 cups into a mixing bowl.

Step 3 Drizzle 2 tablespoons olive oil over squash and season with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper. Mix well.

Step 4 Coat a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray. Add butternut squash and roast for 30 minutes, tunring once, until tender. Remove from oven and allow to cool.

Step 5 Prepare quinoa with water according to package directions. Cool and season with 1/4 teaspoon salt.

Step 6 Combine squash, quinoa, feta, cranberries, and parsley. Mix well.

Step 7 Combine remaining oil, juice, zest, honey, and remaining salt and pepper. Add to quinoa salad and toss to coat.

Roasted Butternut Squash

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