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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)


 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

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


Bake squash for 60 minutes, turning halfway through.


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


Stir in chickpeas, raisins, and green onion.


When squash is finished, add squash to quinoa mix.


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


Pour dressing over quinoa salad.


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.