Butternut Squash Quinoa salad is a sweet and spicy dish with cranberries and toasted pumpkin seeds. This is a simple, healthy Thanksgiving side dish!
This recipe has the flavors of fall with sweet cranberries, toasted pumpkin seeds, roasted butternut squash with cinnamon & nutmeg!
It is a quick and easy recipe to make! Butternut squash is in season. Did you get one and aren't quite sure how to cook it? Follow these steps to peel and cook butternut squash. Try it in this delicious cranberry quinoa salad. It can be served warm or cold!
Add spices to quinoa before boiling. Stir and lightly toast over medium heat. This will enhance the flavor!
Prepare butternut squash. Roast covered for about 25 min. Do not over cook. It should still be slightly firm, not mushy!
Toast pumpkin seeds over medium heat until lightly browned.
Prepare the orange maple dressing and chop the onions.
Add quinoa to a large bowl and pour in the orange maple dressing. Toss to coat.
Add remaining ingredients.
Toss it all together until well combined.
Fold in the squash. Lightly toss it together, careful not to mash the squash.
Top with a few more pumpkin seeds and green onions before serving. This is delicious as a warm quinoa cranberry salad or it can also be served cold. It would make a delicious, healthy Thanksgiving side dish!
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