Roasted Acorn Squash and Quinoa Power Bowl
 
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This Roasted Acorn Squash and Quinoa Power Bowl is a new favorite - loaded with flavor, nutrition, and pure seasonal bliss!
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Recipe type: Lunch
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 1 acorn squash
  • ½ tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp parmesan cheese
  • ½ tsp garlic salt
  • ¼ tsp black Pepper
  • ¼ tsp smoked paprika
  • ½ cup dry quinoa
  • 2 cups spinach, chopped
  • 2 tbsp pumpkin seeds
  • 1½ ounces Goat cheese
  • ½ avocado, sliced
  • Creamy Apple Cider Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • ¼ cup greek yogurt, plain
  • 3 tbsp water
  • ¼ salt
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ⅛ tsp black Pepper
  • ¼ tsp smoked paprika
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Cut acorn squash in half, remove all seeds and slice into 1-2” pieces. Add to baking sheet, spread out in single layer, drizzle with ½ tbsp olive oil, then sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, garlic salt, black pepper, and smoked paprika.
  3. Bake 10 minutes, flip and bake another 5-7 or until cooked through.
  4. Meanwhile add ½ cup dry quinoa to 1 cup water, bring to a boil, then reduce and simmer 15 minutes.
  5. Once quinoa has cooked, remove from heat and stir in chopped spinach.
  6. For the vinaigrette, add all ingredients to NutriBullet or food processor and process 10-15 seconds or until creamy texture is reached.
  7. Once quinoa and squash have cooked, assemble power bowls, starting with a layer of the quinoa and spinach mixture, then add acorn squash, pumpkin seeds, goat cheese, avocado and finally drizzle with Creamy Apple Cider Balsamic Vinaigrette.
Notes
Nutrition info includes 2 tbsp Creamy Apple Cider Balsamic Vinaigrette
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Calories: 529 Fat: 21 Saturated fat: 6 Unsaturated fat: 10 Carbohydrates: 71 Sugar: 7 Sodium: 296 Fiber: 10 Protein: 19 Cholesterol: 23
Recipe by Lemons and Basil at http://lemonsandbasil.com/roasted-acorn-squash-and-quinoa-power-bowl/