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Quinoa Salad with Roasted Butternut Squash

Yields4 ServingsPrep Time15 minsCook Time1 hrTotal Time1 hr 15 mins

This quinoa salad is simple yet satisfying. It's a perfect dish to make in advance and serve chilled later! You and your friends will love it. (Photo by Nina Gelbke of Naturally Nina)

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 1 large butternut squash, diced (2-3 cups)
 1 cup quinoa, dry
 1.50 cups chickpeas, cooked
 0.50 cup raisins
 0.50 cup green onion, chopped
 1 lime, juiced
 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
 0.50 tsp cumin
 2 medjool dates, pitted
 1 clove garlic
1

Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spread squash on baking sheet.

2

Bake squash for 60 minutes, turning halfway through.

3

While squash is roasting, cook the quinoa according to package instructions. Remove from heat.

4

Stir in chickpeas, raisins, and green onion.

5

When squash is finished, add squash to quinoa mix.

6

Blend lime juice, balsamic vinegar, cumin, dates, and garlic.

7

Pour dressing over quinoa salad.

8

Serve on top of choice of greens.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 2 cups

Servings 4


Amount Per Serving
Calories 429
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4.5g7%
Total Carbohydrate 89.5g30%

Dietary Fiber 15.8g64%
Protein 14.2g29%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.