Fuji Apple Quinoa Grain Bowl
Main Dish, Main Dish, Salads, Side Dish, American, Vegetarian, Gluten Conscious, Sodium Conscious
Satisfying without weighing you down, this easy, make-at-home grain bowl impresses with many textures and flavors, including our signature Fuji Apple Vinaigrette.
- Toss sliced squash in olive oil and spread out in a single layer on a sheet pan. Roast in 400°F oven for 15 minutes, flip and roast an additional 10 minutes, set aside.
- While squash is roasting in the oven, cook the quinoa: Rinse quinoa in a fine mesh sieve until water runs clear, drain and transfer to small pot. Add 1 cup water and salt and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until water is absorbed, approximately 15 minutes. Set aside for 5 minutes to cool slightly.
- While quinoa is warm, add in dressing, baby kale, apples and dried cranberries. Gently toss until combined. Transfer to serving plates and garnish with the warm roasted squash and pepitas.
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- The skin on delicata squash is tender and does not have to be removed. Simply wash before cutting and roasting!
- You can also substitute precooked quinoa into this recipe. Precooked grains can be found by the rice in the grocery store.
- Acorn or Butternut squash also works great in this recipe instead of delicata. Remove skin and seeds from squash. Dice into ½-inch cubes and roast in 400° oven for 25 to 30 minutes until golden brown and tender, turning once.