Sweet and Savory Quinoa Pilaf with Cranberries, Roasted Butternut, and Toasted Almonds
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Yield: 8 side dish-sized servings
 
Sweet and Savory Quinoa Pilaf with Cranberries, Roasted Butternut, and Toasted Almonds is packed with flavor and nutrition, and is the perfect addition to any holiday spread or fall gathering.
Ingredients
Roasted Butternut Squash:
  • 1½ tablespoons clarified butter (ghee), melted
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 lb (450 g) butternut squash, peeled and cubed into ½-inch pieces (about 3 heaping cups cubed)
Quinoa:
  • 1½ tablespoons clarified butter (ghee)
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 cup (170 g) white quinoa, rinsed under cool running water and drained
  • ¾ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1¾ cups (415 ml) Zoup! Chicken Bone Broth, heated to a simmer
  • ½ cup organic dried whole cranberries
Other:
  • 4 cups baby kale or arugula
  • ¼ cup sliced almonds, toasted in a dry skillet on the stovetop or in a 325F oven for 10 minutes
Instructions
  1. For the squash, preheat oven to 425F. Toss together the melted ghee, salt, black pepper, and squash, and spread out on a large baking sheet. Roast until tender inside and golden outside, about 30 minutes, tossing once halfway through.
  2. Meanwhile, for the quinoa, heat the ghee in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Once hot, add the onion and cook until softened, about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the quinoa and cook until it starts to smell nutty, about 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in the salt, cinnamon, black pepper, bone broth, and cranberries. Bring to a boil, cover the saucepan and turn the heat down to low. Cook until the liquid is absorbed, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat and let the quinoa sit with the lid on for 10 minutes before fluffing.
  3. To serve, arrange the greens on a large serving platter. Spread out the quinoa onto the greens, and add the butternut on top. Sprinkle on the almonds. Serve.
Recipe by An Edible Mosaicâ„¢ at https://www.anediblemosaic.com/sweet-and-savory-quinoa-pilaf-with-cranberries-roasted-butternut-and-toasted-almonds-giveaway/