Roasted Butternut Quinoa Bliss

by Judy Griffin on October 26, 2012

This is always a big hit with my Fall Cleansers

This is always a big hit with my Fall Cleansers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Roasted Butternut Quinoa Bliss –serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of cooked Red Quinoa
  • ¼ cup dried apricots
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup of red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup of watercress, chopped (baby spinach is fine)
  • 2 Tbsp crushed raw almonds

Dressing:

  • 4 Tbsp  extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp Fresh orange juice
  • 2 Tbsp Raw Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp raw honey

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400
  2. Prick Squash with a fork & roast  for 30 minutes until tender.
  3. Remove seeds and cut into small chunks
  4. Cook quinoa while squash is roasting
  5. In a small bowl whisk together olive oil, orange juice, vinegar, garlic, salt, pepper and turmeric.
  6. Combine squash, quinoa, watercress, almonds, apricots and cranberries.
  7. Toss with dressing & serve.

Quinoa Directions

  1. Rinse & strain 1 cup of red quinoa (makes 2 cups of cooked quinoa)
  2. Cook in a pot with 2 cups of water
  3. Cook with lid on for about 10-15  minutes until all water is absorbed

 

 

 

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