Quinoa-Stuffed Acorn Squash

This modern stuffing can be used as a side for holiday meals, or is great on it’s own. ~ Marlys

* As featured in Issue 5 of Adventures with Tea eMagazine!

Quinoa-Stuffed Acorn Squash

Quinoa-Stuffed Acorn Squash

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword A Walk in the Woods, acorn squash, cranberry, nuts, Pomegranate Panache, quinoa, squash
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 4
Author Alan & Marlys Arnold - Adventures with Tea

Ingredients

  • 2 Acorn squash
  • 1 cup Quinoa
  • 2 cups A Walk in the Woods brewed tea
  • 1/2 cup Dried cranberries
  • 3/4 cup Green onion diced
  • 1/2 cup Chopped walnuts

Pomegranate Sauce

  • 1 cup Pomegranate Panache brewed tea
  • 1/3 cup Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Cornstarch
  • Cold water

Instructions

  1. Cut the squash in half horizontally and remove seeds. Spread melted butter around the edge and place 1 Tbsp in each of the two halves.

  2. Bake at 400º F for about 30 minutes until it begins to soften and turn golden brown.

  3. Combine A Walk in the Woods brewed tea and quinoa in a 2-quart saucepan. Bring to a boil for 5 minutes, then cover and reduce heat for 10 minutes.

  4. Remove from heat and leave covered for 10 minutes. Stir to fluff before using.
  5. Combine cooked quinoa with walnuts, cranberries and green onions, then scoop into squash bowls.
  6. Drizzle with Pomegranate Sauce (see below). Serves 4.

Pomegranate Sauce

  1. To make the sauce, simply combine Pomegranate Panache brewed tea in a saucepan with sugar and bring to a boil.

  2. To thicken the sauce, use a slurry made by dissolving cornstarch in a small amount of cold water, then gradually pour it into to the boiling liquid while constantly stirring.

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