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Quinoa-Stuffed Acorn Squash

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Joy McCarthy is the Founder of Joyous Health, a Certified Holistic Nutritionist and best-selling author.
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This quinoa-stuffed acorn squash recipe because it's perfect for family gatherings and special occasions.

1HR

Total Cooking Time

12

Ingredients
Joyous Health
Joy McCarthy is the Founder of Joyous Health, a Certified Holistic Nutritionist and best-selling author.
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Ingredients
US / METRIC
Servings:
2
Serves 2
2
Acorn Squash , halved, deseeded
1 Tbsp
Coconut Oil
1/2
Red Onion , finely chopped
1 cup
Kale , chopped
1 1/2 cups
Quinoa , cooked
1 handful
Fresh Parsley , chopped
1 Tbsp
Currants
1/4 cup
Pecans
1/2 tsp
Ground Cinnamon
1/4 tsp
Ground Allspice
1 Tbsp
Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
to taste
Sea Salt and Pepper
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Directions

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Step 1
Preheat oven to 400 degree F (200 degrees C).
Step 2
Cut the Acorn Squash (2) in half and scoop out the seeds.
Step 3
Place on greased or parchment lined baking sheet flesh side down. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until the squash is fork tender.
Step 4
While squash is in the oven, melt Coconut Oil (1 Tbsp) in a pan and sauté Red Onion (1/2) until tender. Add Kale (1 cup) and cook for only 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat.
Step 5
In a large bowl, combine the Quinoa (1 1/2 cups) , sautéed Onions and Kale, Fresh Parsley (1 handful) , Currants (1 Tbsp) , Pecans (1/4 cup) , Ground Cinnamon (1/2 tsp) , and Ground Allspice (1/4 tsp) . Drizzle with Extra-Virgin Olive Oil (1 Tbsp) and season with Sea Salt and Pepper (to taste) .
Step 6
Once squash is ready, remove from the oven and scoop warm quinoa stuffing into each half. You may have a little leftover, so have a spoon ready to enjoy it!
Step 7
Serve immediately while it's still warm. Enjoy!

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