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Michelle Curran - Food Service Director

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Spinach Quinoa and Roasted Butternut Squash Salad

Quinoa salad dish
Continue your summer of health with healthy recipes by Whitsons! Try our chef-approved recipe for Spinach Quinoa and Roasted Butternut Squash Salad. This fantastic salad will give you a great boost of flavor with all the added nutrients from its ingredients. Enjoy!



2 cups chopped spinach

1 cup quinoa, rinsed

2 cups water

1 (1 ½ pound) butternut squash peeled and diced

1/3 cup sliced almonds

3 tbsp cup dried cranberries

3 tsp olive oil

Dash of salt

Lemon dressing

2 tbsp olive oil

2 cloves garlic pressed

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

½ tsp salt

Dash of ground black pepper, to taste


Butternut Squash: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.  Place butternut squash on a sheet pan, drizzle 2 tablespoons of olive oil over squash and a dash of salt. Roast squash for 15- 20 minutes, turning once until tender. Add cranberries to pan for last 5 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool.

Cooking the quinoa: Rinse quinoa and combine with 2 cups of water. Add to a saucepan and bring to boil over medium heat until quinoa has absorbed all water. Remove from heat and let cool for 5 minutes.

Lemon dressing: Whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, Dijon mustard, salt, and pepper.

Toasting almonds: Add ¼ tsp of olive oil to skillet until simmering. Add almonds and dash of salt stirring frequently. Cook until golden, remove from heat and set aside.

Tossing the salad: In a large bowl combine chopped spinach, cooled quinoa, butternut squash. Toss together then add Lemon dressing mixture. Continue to toss until well combined then serve!