Acorn Squash / Quinoa

Jean Fisher

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@Fairy62

Delicious - Healthy. Easy to make.
The recipe is the same, however I used the microwave to make my squash. Comes out just as delicious!


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Serves:
4
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
50 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

2 medium
acorn squash
2 Tbsp
honey
1/2 c
uncooked quinoa
1/3 c
raw, natural almonds
2 Tbsp
olive oil
1 medium
onion, diced
2 clove
garlic, minced
1/2 tsp
ground cumin
1/4 tsp
cinnamon
1/8 tsp
ground ginger
1 Tbsp
lemon juice
1/3 c
dried apricots, chopped
salt & pepper to taste

Step-By-Step

1Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

2Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. Wash squash. Cut squash in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds.

3Brush the cut side of each squash half with 1/2 teaspoon honey. Place squash, cut side down, onto the baking sheet and bake for 40 minutes, or until tender.

4Meanwhile, put the quinoa and 1 Cup water into a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and cover. Cook until all the water is absorbed, 10 to 15 minutes.

5In a dry medium-size skillet, toast the almonds over medium-high heat. Sir frequently, 3 to 5 minutes. Allow to cool, then chop.

6Heat the oil in the same skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion, and cook until it is softened and beginning to brown, about 3 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds more. Stir in the cumin, cinnamon and ginger. Remove the skillet from the heat and stir in the lemon juice.

7Add the onion mixture to the cooked quinoa, stirring until combined. Stir in the almonds and apricots. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

8To serve, place a squash half on plate and fill each piece of squash with quinoa mixture. Drizzle with honey.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy