Warm Quinoa Salad with Butternut Squash and Pistachios

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Ingredients

2 cups Butternut squash cubed
½ Red onion diced
2 cloves Garlic peeled and chopped
½ Oranges juiced and zested
⅔ cup Quinoa
1 ⅓ cups Vegetable broth
4 cups Mâche Salad washed and drained
⅓ cup Pistachio nuts unsalted, coarsely chopped
⅓ cup Cranberries dried
4 tbsp Olive oil divided
Salt to taste
Black pepper to taste

Nutritional information

701
Calories
41.9g
Fat
66.5g
Carbohydrate
17.3g
Protein
0mg
Cholesterol
917mg
Sodium
Ingredients

Warm Quinoa Salad with Butternut Squash and Pistachios

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Warm Quinoa Salad with Butternut Squash and Pistachios – loaded with butternut squash, red onion, cranberries and mâche lettuce leaves and dressed with simple orange juice and olive oil dressing. Only 10 ingredients, but the salad is so wholesome, vibrant and flavorful! Moreover, with its super healthy ingredients, this salad offers a healthy reprieve after a long winter of comfort foods.

For this recipe, I roast butternut squash with red onion and garlic. Meanwhile, I cook quinoa in a vegetable broth. Cooking in broth is the easiest way to give quinoa more flavor. Then I make a simple dressing, combine all ingredients with mâche salad and I am ready to go. If mâche salad is not available, try purslane. This packed with protein, fiber and nutrients salad comes together swiftly because so much is made at the same time.

To make this Warm Quinoa Salad with Butternut Squash and Pistachios, you will need the following ingredients:

Ingridiens for Warm Quinoa Salad with Butternut Squash and Pistachios

Steps to make Warm Quinoa Salad with Butternut Squash and Pistachios

1

Prepare butternut squash, onion, and garlic for roasting

2

Preheat the oven to 400 °F. On a baking sheet covered with parchment paper, combine 2 cups cubed butternut squash, ½ diced red onion, and 2 cloves chopped garlic and drizzle with 2 tablespoons olive oil. Season with salt and black pepper to taste and toss.

2

Roast

20

Spread vegetables in one layer and roast for about 20 minutes. Toss once halfway through.

3

Cook quinoa

15

Meanwhile, in a saucepan, add ⅔ cup quinoa, 1⅓ cups vegetable broth, and orange zest. Cook quinoa according to the package instructions.

4

Roast pistachios

3

In a dry pan, roast ⅓ cup pistachios for 2-3 minutes.

5

Make dressing

2

In a mason jar, mix orange juice, 2 remaining tablespoons olive oil, salt and black pepper to taste. Cover with a lid, and shake vigorously until combined.

6

Assemble salad

2

Place cooked quinoa, butternut squash, 4 cups mâche salad, cranberries, and pistachios in a bowl. Add in dressing and toss to combine.

7

Serve

To serve, arrange the salad on plates and enjoy!

This Warm Quinoa Salad with Squash and Pistachios is flavorful, filling, delicious, and it offers a healthy reprieve we crave after a long winter. Give this recipe a try, and please come back to tell us what you think in the comments below.

Nina dreams of gender equality and for women all over the world to feel empowered and enjoy the same freedom she has. She’s a careful consumer, believing that by being more conscious about the way we live we can make the world a better place! Already a vegetarian, she uses animal products sparingly and tries to produce as little waste as possible. Most of her recipes are vegan as a result!

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Athina

Healthy and delicious salad!

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