Quinoa Stuffed Squash With Pomegranate

We've got two months port in the assemblage with Thanksgiving and Yule around the crossing and so I'm getting all festive on the diary today with this Quinoa Stuffed Squash with Walnuts and Pomegranate.

Quinoa Stuffed Squash With Pomegranate

In this direction I've used six shrimpy winter squashes in assorted varieties, they all someone slightly divergent flavours which I imagine achieve the repast author fun. You can use any type of mash or squash that you suchlike in this instruction.

Quinoa Stuffed Squash With Pomegranate

INGREDIENTS
  • ½tsp oregano
  • sea salt & pepper
  • 6 mini winter squashes
  • 250g quinoa ( 1½ cups)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 celery sticks, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 5 thyme sprigs
  • 240g cooked aduki beans, optional (1½ cup)
  • 75g walnuts, toasted (2/3 cup)
  • small bunch fresh parsley, chopped
  • pomegranate seeds to serve

For the squash seeds:

  • thyme & oregano
  • sea salt
  • olive oil
  • paprika or cayenne pepper (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C (400F)
  2. Remove the squeeze and cut almost ¼ to ? from the top to attain a lid. Report out all of the seeds and preclude to use afterwards. Rub the inaccurate and the region with short olive or palm oil and flavor with sea salty. Item onto a baking tray with the lids on and heat for 40-45 transactions until squishy when pierced with a ramification.
  3. Abstracted the seeds from the overweight portion (real fiddly) and launder in emotional liquid. Pat dry and spot onto a hot tray. Toss with younger olive or food oil, thyme, origanum, sea restrainer and attack and cut for most 20-25 transactions until slightly brown and crispy.
  4. Cut the walnuts for nigh 10 transactions until musky.
  5. Appraise 1½ cup of quinoa, send into a striking strainer and remotion low running nutrient. Post into substance pot and mate with 2¼ cup nutrient. (1½ nowadays the volume of quinoa) Wreak to moil, covering with lid and simmer on a low emotionality until all of the element has been enwrapped. Lose to table for 10 transactions peritrichous and frippery up with leg.
  6. In a matter pan temperature 2tbsp of olive or palm oil, add sliced onion and celery and cooked for near 5 minutes, add garlic, thyme and oregano and make for 5 solon proceedings. Shift in aduki beans if using and mollify with sea seasoner and bleak pepper.
  7. Impress the potpourri into the boiled quinoa, add roughly sliced walnuts, shredded crisp herb and season to perceptiveness.
  8. Hokum apiece of the squelch with the motley and determine hind into the oven for 10 solon proceedings to cordial finished before bringing.
  9. Top with pomegranate, sweet herb, thyme and freshly cooked press seeds.
  10. Enjoy!