A few months ago, I stumbled across a vegetarian dish that was quite inspiring : Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash Rings. I was initially daunted by the number of ingredients the recipe called for (walnuts, sage, cranberries, cheese (I recommend Gruyere), maple syrup etc) but after completing the dish, I was impressed with how each ingredient played their part in making this dish so memorable. There was a mix of
- flavors : the sweet from the cranberries and sharpness of the cheese)
- and textures : crushed nuts and quinoa go surprisingly well together alongside the soft roasted squash
It was delicious and had a sophisticated flare to it.
If you try this recipe, don’t skip any ingredient no matter how small! And get a good knife for cutting the squash. Unfortunately I wasn’t prepared for how long it took to cut the rings and as the gallery below will show, there were a few ‘uniquely-shaped’ ‘rings’ 🙂 All in all, I look forward to trying this recipe again.
Of course, my go-to recipe for quinoa was used.
Here’s how it went :