Food: Roasted Cinnamon Butternut Squash and Quinoa Warm Salad.

What is more Fall than butternut squash, apples, dried cranberries and cinnamon?

I know you can’t come up with an answer.

This salad has great texture – love that crunch from the raw apples. It is warm too- the squash is silky and warm surrounded by the nutty quinoa! Love this combination.

I can’t forget my beloved Craisins..obcessed. I will put them in almost anything..almost.

Try this salad. You will like. Promise.

Roasted Cinnamon Butternut Squash and Quinoa Warm Salad

Yield 4 lunch portions or 8 dinner side portions

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 butternut squash
  • Olive oil- to coat
  • 1 pinch ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/2 small onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/2 cup Craisins
  • 1 Granny Smith Apple, peeled and small diced
  • Kosher Salt
  • Freshly Ground black pepper

Method:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

1. Coat squash with olive oil and sprinkle with cinnamon, salt and pepper. Roast for 45 minutes – check with a fork for doneness. Should be soft all the way through. Remove from oven and let cool. Once cool, remove skin and cut into bite-sized pieces.

2. Meanwhile, saute diced onion in 1/2 teaspoon olive oil until soft. Mix with cooked quinoa.

3. To assemble salad, in a medium sized bowl, combine all ingredients (excluding more olive oil). Add Kosher salt and ground black pepper to your taste. Serve warm.

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4 Comments to “Food: Roasted Cinnamon Butternut Squash and Quinoa Warm Salad.”

  1. I hope to be able to taste this on my next visit to Denver….

  2. Yum yum yum! This is the ultimate fall salad and I can’t wait to make it! Thanks so much for linking up at my salad blog hop πŸ˜€

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