I have been on a quest to find tasty ways to add quinoa to my diet because it is such a healthy food. I found this recipe in Canadian Gardening Magazine and it is one of the best quinoa recipes I have tried yet!
Course Side Dish
Prep Time 15minutes
Cook Time 20minutes
Total Time 35minutes
Sea salt and pepper to taste
Zest and juice of ½ lemon
Cook The Squash
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Peel the butternut squash and cut into ¾” cubes.
Spread out on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
Toss the squash cubes with the olive oil and the salt and pepper.
Roast for 20 to 25 minutes, until tender and golden, stirring once in a while.
Cook the Quinoa
Meanwhile, boil the water in the medium sauce pan.
Add the quinoa.
Cover and reduce the heat to simmer for 12 min.
Remove the cooked quinoa from the heat and let sit for 5 min. Then fluff with a fork.
Make The Pilaf
Put the quinoa into the bowl and toss with the butter, lemon zest, lemon juice and the squash.
Stir in the cranberries, pumpkin seeds, pecans, pistachios, and parsley.
Serve warm and be prepared for compliments!
To prevent the quinoa from boiling over the sides of the pot, insert the handle of a wooden spoon between the rim of the pot and the lid.Reduce the amount of salt added, if you are using salted butter instead of unsalted.