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Roasted Acorn Squash and Quinoa Power Bowl | Lemons and Basil
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Roasted Acorn Squash and Quinoa Power Bowl

This Roasted Acorn Squash and Quinoa Power Bowl is a new favorite - loaded with flavor, nutrition, and pure seasonal bliss!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: acorn squash, power bowl, quinoa
Servings: 2
Calories: 529kcal
Author: Kaylee Pauley

Ingredients

  • 1 acorn squash
  • 1/2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/4 tsp black Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 cup dry quinoa
  • 2 cups spinach chopped
  • 2 tbsp pumpkin seeds
  • 1 1/2 ounces Goat cheese
  • 1/2 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
  • 1/4 cup greek yogurt plain
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 1/4 salt
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp black Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • 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 1/2 tbsp olive oil, then sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, garlic salt, black pepper, and smoked paprika.
  • Bake 10 minutes, flip and bake another 5-7 or until cooked through.
  • Meanwhile add 1/2 cup dry quinoa to 1 cup water, bring to a boil, then reduce and simmer 15 minutes.
  • Once quinoa has cooked, remove from heat and stir in chopped spinach.
  • For the vinaigrette, add all ingredients to NutriBullet or food processor and process 10-15 seconds or until creamy texture is reached.
  • 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

Serving: 1g | Calories: 529kcal | Carbohydrates: 71g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 296mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 7g