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Stuffed Squash with Quinoa, Cranberries and Savory Grounds

Stuffed Squash with Quinoa, Cranberries and Savory Grounds
Level
Easy
Prep: 
30 min
Cook 
45 min
Servings
Makes 3 servings
THE PERFECT FALL RECIPE - STUFFED SQUASH. Developed by Sharon Palmer, RDN

• Vegan recipes do not use any ingredients of animal origin including eggs, dairy, or honey.
• Recipes are vegan when prepared with the specified ingredients.

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 acorn squashes
  • 1 package (8 ounces) SWEET EARTH Enlightened Foods Tuscan Style Savory Grounds
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley (plus additional for garnish)
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

MAKE IT

Step 1
Preheat oven to 375° F and split squashes in half lengthwise, and scoop out seeds, exposing center cavity. Place in a large baking dish or pan, with cavity facing up. Add 2 tablespoons of water to the bottom of the baking dish or pan.
Step 2
Drizzle squash with 1 tablespoon olive oil & cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes at 375° F.
Step 3
Meanwhile, cook quinoa with vegetable broth in a small pot with lid for 15 minutes. Mixture should be moist with some remaining broth in the pan. Do not drain.
Step 4
Heat remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large sauté pan and sauté onion and garlic for 7 minutes. Add oregano, basil, black pepper, Sweet Earth Tuscan Savory Grounds, parsley, walnuts, cranberries, lemon juice and cooked quinoa (with remaining broth) and sauté for an additional 3 minutes.
Step 5
Remove squash from oven and fill each cavity with quinoa stuffing, packing it with a spoon and mounding it over the top.
Step 6
Place the stuffed squash back in the oven (do not cover with foil) and cook for an additional 15 minutes, until squash is tender when pierced with a fork, and filling is browned. Remove from oven and garnish with additional parsley.