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Black & White Quinoa Dressing
Dress up your dressing during the holidays with this lovely whole-grain dish packed with butternut squash and pecans! The rich array of autumnal flavors will pair perfectly with your favorite celebratory main course, providing a filling option that will tempt your omnivore friends and delight your vegetarian guests.
1 cup quinoa
3/4 cup black quinoa
2 Tbsp. olive oil, divided
3/4 lb. butternut squash, diced
1 onion, finely chopped
1 cup diced celery
1 Tbsp. fresh thyme leaves
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup pecans, coarsely chopped
1/3 cup dried cranberries
2 Tbsp. chopped fresh sage
Pepper to taste
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Black & White Quinoa Dressing

Black & White Quinoa Dressing

Black & White Quinoa Dressing
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  • Servings:14 (188 g)
  • Prep Time:30 minutes
  • Cook Time:45 minutes
1. Cook quinoa according to package directions.
2. While quinoa cooks, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high heat in a large, heavy-bottomed skillet. Saute the squash, stirring often, until it is tender and lightly browned (15-20 minutes).
3. Season to taste with salt and pepper and transfer to a bowl. Turn the heat down to medium and add the remaining oil and the onion. Cook, stirring often, until the onion begins to soften (4-5 minutes).
4. Add celery and thyme. Cook, stirring often, until celery is just tender (3-4 minutes). Add the garlic and cook until fragrant (30 seconds). Transfer to the bowl with the squash.
5. Add the quinoa and remaining ingredients and stir together. Season to taste with pepper. Reheat in a casserole dish in oven, if needed, to serve warm.