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Roasted Butternut Squash n’ Green Apple Quinoa

Posted Nov 19 2010 9:16pm

There has been a bag of red quinoa sitting in my pantry for oh, I don’t know, maybe two months now?

I have been wanting to include in a meal but since grains intimidate me, I always find some excuse to avoid it.

Excuses no more! Tonight was the night.

Roasted Butternut Squash n’ Green Apple Quinoa w/Dried Apricots

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 granny smith apples cored and cubed
  • 2 C. cubed butternut squash
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • 1/2 t. pure maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 t. apple pie spice
  • 4 turns freshly ground sea salt
  • 1 cup red quinoa
  • 6 dried apricots (chopped)

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.

Cube the apples and butternut squash.

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Okay, so I bought pre-cut squash. A few extra bucks is worth it to me to avoid cutting up those suckers!

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Toss the apple and squash in apple pie spice, honey, and salt.

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Roast for about 20 minutes. Turning once.

Meanwhile, add 1 cup quinoa to 1 1/2 cups water and bring to a boil.

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Turn down heat and let simmer for about 20 minutes.

I decided on roasted brussel sprouts for a savory side!

Toss brussels in extra virgin olive oil, freshly ground salt, and pepper.

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Roast at 450 degrees for about 20 minutes. Turn once.

Thinly slice the other 1/2 of your green apple and the dried apricot for topping.

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Once the Brussels/apples and quinoa are cooked, toss it all together!

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Serve with the roasted Brussels sprouts, and dinner is served!

Unfortunately, neither Sam or Adam liked the quinoa! They thought it tasted weird! The quinoa is very earthy-tasting which, I suspect, is why they didn’t care for it!

Fortunately, they both liked the Brussels sprouts though!

For me, it was one of those meals where the first bite is so-so and then it gets progressively better from there!

I have some leftover cooked quinoa, so right now I’m thinking of ways to incorporate it into breakfast! Hmm…

Well I’m off to scrounge for some dessert and watch a movie! Have a great night guys! Smile

<3 Stefanie

Have you ever cooked with quinoa? What did you make? And did you like it?

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