Roasted Delicata Squash with Quinoa Salad

Yields: 4 Servings

Roasted Delicata Squash with Quinoa Salad

Quinoa is definitely a superfood: A grain-like seed, it's a "complete" protein containing all eight essential amino acids (another plus: it cooks much more quickly than most grains). To create a terrific vegetarian main course, Michael Symon of Cleveland's Lola tosses quinoa with arugula, apple, raisins and fresh herbs, then spoons the salad into a halved baked squash (a great source of iron and vitamins A and C).

  • 2 Delicata squash (about 1 pound each)
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 tablespoons golden raisins
  • 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 Granny Smith apple
  • 1 large shallot
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 tablespoons chopped mint
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 2 ounces arugula (2 cups)
  1. Instructions are at http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/roasted-delicata-squash-with-quinoa-salad.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 400
  • Fat: 10.6938776172 grams
  • Carbs: 68.8327927373 grams
  • Protein: 11.0125048321 grams