STUFFED KABOCHA SQUASH

It’s the season for hearty vegetable dishes AND pomegranates!!  So this weekend when I combined the two I was pretty much the happiest creature alive.  If I were a cat I’d have been purring loud enough for the neighbors to hear!  I won’t go on and on about how tasty and easy this dish is, even though I could.  For days.  Happy Monday friends!  xx- Sarah  {more after the jump}

 

STUFFED KABOCHA SQUASH

INGREDIENTS:

1 large (or 2 medium) kabocha squash

4 cups of cooked quinoa

1 medium yellow onion

2 cloves of crushed garlic

1 cup chopped pecans

1 cup of pomegranate seeds

1 tablespoon rough chopped rosemary

1/2 teaspoon of sea salt (more to taste)

fresh cracked pepper

2 tablespoons of high quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil (plus a little extra)

METHOD:

- Preheat oven to 400 degrees

- Prepare quinoa per package instructions (here is another great resource for cooking quinoa)

- Cut squash in half, remove seeds and coat the inside and outsides with olive oil

- Place squash cue side down on a roasting sheet and bake for 45 minutes, or until squash is soft and the orange flesh is browning

- While squash is cooking, dice onion and combine in a saute pan with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and the crushed garlic.  Cook over medium low heat until onion is translucent.  Add rosemary and cook one additional minute.

- Combine quinoa, onion, pomegranate seeds, sea salt, and an additional tablespoon of high quality Olive Oil.  I used Lucini’s garlic infused olive oil for a bit of extra garlic flavor (we can’t get enough around here!)

- Season quinoa mixture with additional salt and fresh cracked pepper, to taste.

- Stuff squash and serve hot, with rosemary sprigs for garnish.

- Enjoy!

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  1. LA|

    I made this for dinner tonight, so tasty! I'm not going to lie I munched on the stuffing for the rest of the night. I do have a question: when do you add the pecans? I just threw them in at the same time as the pomegranate seeds. Thanks for another great recipe!

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  2. Annie|

    Made this delicious recipe and everybody loved it!! Wonderful holiday dish, thank you!

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  3. Averie Cooks|

    I just did a big squash post today! I bought 40 lbs of kab squash b/c I love it so much. This is just stunning! Pinned! and I want some :)

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