Quinoa is an ancient grain that you may not have experimented with just yet, but it is easy to cook, versatile, and wonderfully nutty. Ounce for ounce, it packs a bigger protein punch than most other whole grains. This quinoa stuffed acorn squash can be both a hearty main dish or a perfect side dish to accompany a larger spread. If blood oranges aren’t available in your area, use tangerines.
Recipe from the Blue Zones Meal Planner.
Yield: 2 servings
1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon olive oil
1 cup quinoa
2 celery stalks
⅓ cup pumpkin seeds
½ cup dried cranberries, optional
4 dried apricots
½ blood orange
2 acorn squash
Salt & pepper, to taste