One of my favorite things to do in the fall is shopping around local farmers markets. Although it’s not quite fall, the weather is starting to cool down, and I can’t hold in my excitement any longer! Last week, I stopped by the market building at our local fruit farm and picked up a few different produce items. One of those items was an acorn squash. I’m definitely not an expert on squash, but I do know that acorn squash makes a beautiful, fall-inspired dish. I’ve had it once before and loved the flavor, so why not get another and experiment?
This recipe is all I’ve ever wanted in a healthy fall dish. You’ve got protein, omega fatty acids, greens, fiber, and a whole lot of fall flavor. Originally, I had no plan for this dish, other than stuffing some acorn squash halves with some type of quinoa dish. I was messing around with different ingredients and flavors, and the result was absolutely perfect. The warm, sweet squash, paired with this stuffing-style quinoa was to die for. Don’t be surprised if you catch me eating this dish all season long! 😉
Not only is this dish beautiful, and packed with tons of nutrients and flavors, but it’s fairly simple to throw together! If you have half an hour or so to spare, I promise you can make this dish. It requires hardly any effort, minimal cooking skills, and simple ingredients that can be found in most grocery stores. I enjoy cooking with unique ingredients and fun superfoods, but I understand that these can be overwhelming, and even hard to find. However, I really love creating recipes that pack a nutritious punch, that anyone can make!
I really hope you enjoy this stunning, yet tasty fall dish!