Honey Lime Butternut Squash and Quinoa Salad, Vegan and Gluten-Free

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honey lime butternut squash and quinoa salad vegan gluten free best recipe

This is not your average butternut squash recipe!

My mom went to a farm in Connecticut last week and brought us back loads of butternut squash. I wanted to try something a little different then the normal “fall” flavors so, I added cumin, lime and sesame seeds.

We don’t eat much dairy in our house so, I always try to sneak calcium rich ingredients into our meals.  Sesame seeds are such a great source of calcium, 88 mg in only 1 tablespoon!  They have such a mild flavor and can be added to almost anything…smoothies, raw dough balls, baked goods, salads, you  name it!  For a little calcium boost, I always sprinkle sesame seeds onto Noah’s meals (he has no idea!).

honey lime butternut squash and quinoa salad vegan gluten free best recipe
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Honey Lime Butternut Squash and Quinoa Salad

The best recipe for Honey Lime Butternut Squash and Quinoa Salad
Course Kid food, Main Meal, Pregnancy, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Gluten Free, Vegan
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 479kcal
Cost $3

Ingredients

  • 2 cups butternut squash cut into bite sized pieces
  • 2 cups quinoa cooked
  • 1 cup red cabbage thinly chopped
  • 3 scallions chopped
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • For the Dressing:
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey agave if vegan
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • dash cumin
  • salt and pepper to taste
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Instructions

  • Toss butternut squash in a drizzle of olive oil, place on a baking sheet and bake at 400 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until tender. Let cool.
  • In a large bowl, combine cooked quinoa, butternut squash, red cabbage, scallions and sesame seeds.
  • Meanwhile, whisk together dressing ingredients, pour over salad and mix until well combined.
  • Enjoy 🙂

Nutrition

Calories: 479kcal | Carbohydrates: 72g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Sodium: 18mg | Potassium: 854mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 7802IU | Vitamin C: 33mg | Calcium: 103mg | Iron: 5mg
Cristina C. RD LDN

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