Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash

quinoa stuffed acorn squash / 徳赢真人娱乐场loveand徳赢vwin捕鱼游戏lemons.com My idea of a vegetarian Thanksgiving looks something like this: seasonal acorn squash stuffed with a sauté of quinoa and kale that's kicked up a notch with scallions,tangy feta,sweet currants,and toasty pumpkin seeds.A colorful & hearty meal that doesn't sacrifice on flavor.With all of the great produce this time of year,who really needs turkey and mashed white potatoes?(ok,just kidding,don't answer that…)

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Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash
Serves: 2
  • 1 small acorn squash,cut in half,seeds scooped out
  • 1-2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil (plus more for drizzling)
  • ¼ cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1 garlic clove,minced
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup chopped uncooked kale (or greens of your choice)
  • Splash of balsamic vinegar
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • Drizzle of honey (optional,but I find it enhances the squash's sweetness)
  • ¼ cup chopped scallions
  • ¼ cup crumbled feta cheese (optional)
  • ¼ cup dried currants
  • ½ cup cilantro,chopped
  • A few pinches of red pepper flakes
  • ¼ cup toasted pumpkin seeds
  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.Drizzle the acorn squash halves with olive oil,salt & pepper.Place cut side down and roast for approximately 25 minutes.Flip them over and cook cut side up for approximately 10-20 more minutes,or until the flesh is tender and the outer edges are golden brown.在最后几分钟里,我打开了烤肉机,得到了一个漂亮的金边。
  2. Meanwhile,in a large skillet,heat a few tablespoons of olive oil.Add the chopped onion and a bit of salt and pepper and cook for a few minutes,until it starts to become translucent.Add the garlic,cumin & cinnamon and cook,stirring,until fragrant but not burning.Mix in the kale and cook for a few minutes,until the kale is wilted.Turn off the heat,add a splash of balsamic vinegar,the cooked quinoa,and a good drizzle of honey and toss.Next,mix in scallions,feta,if using,currants,cilantro,and a pinch of red pepper flakes.Taste and adjust seasonings.
  3. Scoop the filling into the cooked acorn squash,and top with toasted pumpkin seeds,more feta (if you wish),and a drizzle of olive oil and more honey.
Alternatively,you could fill the squashes with the stuffing halfway through their roasting time – top them with freshly grated parmesan or pecorino cheese and bake them until the cheese is bubbling.

The filling can be made up to a day in advance.Store refrigerated in an airtight container.(Keep the pumpkin seeds separate so they stay crunchy.) When you're ready to serve,reheat filling in a warm skillet with a little bit more olive oil.Top with the garnishes in step 3.

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  1. Oh!I literally just pulled out the quinoa to make something for lunch,this looks perfect!!

  2. 伊西德罗on said:

    This looks so yum.thanks for sharing the recipe.

  3. Raquelon said:

    I made this for dinner tonight.ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!Thank you.🙂

    • jeaninefrom 徳赢真人娱乐场loveand徳赢vwin捕鱼游戏lemons.comon said:


      Glad you liked it,thanks for sharing!!!

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