Vegan Quinoa Stuffed Squash with Walnuts and Pomegranate

Gluten Free Stuffed Squash
Vegan Quinoa Stuffed Squash with Walnuts and Pomegranate
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Ingredients

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6 mini winter Squashes
250g ( 1½ cups) Quinoa
1 Onion chopped
2 sticks Celery chopped
2 cloves Garlic
5 sprigs Fresh thyme
½ tsp Dried oregano
Sea salt
Black pepper
240g (1½ cup) cooked Mung beans optional
75g (⅔ cup) Walnuts toasted
small bunch fresh Parsley chopped
seeds Pomegranate to serve
For the squash seeds
Dried thyme to taste
Dried oregano to taste
Sea salt to taste
Ground paprika or cayenne pepper (optional)
1 tbsp Olive oil

Nutritional information

495
Calories
17.5g
Fat
71.5g
Carbohydrate
21.4g
Protein
0mg
Cholesterol
23mg
Sodium
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This Vegan Quinoa Stuffed Squash with Walnuts and Pomegranate will convert even the hardcore meat eater. With quinoa that is delicate and perfectly fluffy, giving this dish all the protein and working with the flavors of walnuts and pomegranate like a match made in heaven. Stuffed into roasted winter squash shells, serving you a wholesome, hearty and healthy meal. Enjoyed on its own for vegans with the added benefit of gluten free too.

To make Vegan Quinoa Stuffed Squash with Walnuts and Pomegranate, you will need the following ingredients:

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So, how to make Vegan Quinoa Stuffed Squash with Walnuts and Pomegranate?


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Steps

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5

Preheat oven

Preheat the oven to 200 °C (400 °F).

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10

Prepare squash shells

Wash squashes and cut about ¼-⅓ from the top to make a lid. Scoop out all of the center flesh and seeds and set aside to use later.

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Season squash

Rub a little olive or coconut oil all over the squash shells, inside and outside, and sprinkle with sea salt for seasoning.

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45

Bake squash

Place squash shells and lids on a baking sheet and bake for 40-45 minutes until soft.

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5

Prepare squash seeds

Remove seeds from flesh bits and rinse thoroughly under warm water then pat dry and place on a clean baking sheet. Toss squash seeds with olive or coconut oil, thyme, oregano, sea salt and pepper to coat.

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20

Roast seeds

Roast squash seeds in the oven for 20-25 minutes until slightly browned and crispy.

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10

Roast walnuts

Roast walnuts in the oven for about 10 minutes until toasted and fragrant.

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Cook quinoa

Using a fine mesh sieve, rinse 1½ cups quinoa under running water. Place rinsed quinoa in a pot with 2¼ cups water and bring to a boil. Once boiling, cover with the lid and simmer on a low heat until all the liquid is absorbed. Set to stand for 10 minutes then fluff with a fork.

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Prepare quinoa filling

In a medium pan, heat 2 tablespoon olive or coconut oil and add chopped onion and celery.

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Add flavor

Add garlic, thyme and oregano and cook for a further 5 minutes.

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Add beans and seasoning

Add mung beans and season with sea salt and ground black pepper. Stir to mix everything through.

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2

Combine stuffing

Add the vegetable mix to the cooked quinoa with some roughly chopped walnuts, fresh parsley and season to taste.

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10

Bake

Stuff individual squash with the quinoa stuffing and place into the heated oven, bake for another 10 minutes.

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Serve

Garnish with pomegranate seeds, fresh parsley, thyme and freshly roasted squash seeds to enjoy!

Vegan or not you will totally love these Vegan Quinoa Stuffed Squash with Walnuts and Pomegranate. On their own or as an accompaniment, you won't be disappointed! Try them and tag #cookmerecipes online once you’ve done it!

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

I love it! Thanks for sharing recipe!

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