Quinoa, Feta and Pistachio-Stuffed Acorn Squash (Recipe)

Nov 22, 2021

Quinoa, Feta and Pistachio-Stuffed Acorn Squash (Recipe)


✅ 2 small acorn squash, halved and seeded

✅ 2 tbsp. olive oil

✅ salt and freshly ground black pepper

✅ 1 1/4 cups water

✅ 2 cloves garlic, minced

✅ 1 small lemon, zested and juiced
✅ 1/2 cup quinoa, rinsed and drained

✅ 1/4 cup chopped parsley

✅ 2 tbsp. chopped chives

✅ 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese

✅ 1/3 cup roasted and salted pistachios, coarsely chopped


1️⃣ Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Brush cut side of squash with olive oil and season with salt and black pepper. Place cut side down on prepared baking sheet.

2️⃣ Bake until tender and lightly browned, 25-30 minutes.

3️⃣ Meanwhile, bring water, garlic, lemon zest and lemon juice to a boil. Add quinoa, reduce heat to medium-low and cook 12-15 minutes or until almost the water is almost absorbed and the germ is just beginning to appear.

4️⃣ Cover, remove from heat and let stand 10-15 minutes or until cooked and fluffy. Fluff quinoa with a fork and transfer to a bowl.

5️⃣ Add parsley, chives, feta cheese, pistachios and salt and black pepper to taste. Divide filling among squash and serve immediately.


Servings :4
Ready in : 25-30 Minutes
Course : Dinner, Lunch, Main Dish

Calories: 334kcal

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