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Quinoa Stuffing Recipe For Thanksgiving

This Gluten-Free Stuffing Makes a Great Fall Lunch Too

Some people dream of the traditional stuffing that will grace their family table, while others, well, would rather have a helping of healthier stuff. If you're in the latter group, this nontraditional quinoa stuffing is just what you need. Instead of meat-heavy bread, this light, fluffy veggie-filled dish is less stuffing than quinoa salad, but the Fall flavors of zucchini, butternut squash, and dried cranberries make this a fitting complement to your Thanksgiving turkey.

Zucchini, Squash, and Mint Quinoa Stuffing

Zucchini, Squash, and Mint Quinoa Stuffing

Quinoa Stuffing Recipe For Thanksgiving

Ingredients

  1. 3 bay leaves
  2. Salt, to taste
  3. 2 cups quinoa
  4. 1/4 cup olive oil
  5. 2 small zucchini, cut into 1-inch cubes
  6. 1 butternut squash, peeled and diced
  7. 2 bunches green onions, chopped
  8. 1 cup dried apricots, diced
  9. 1 cup dried cranberries
  10. 1 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  11. 1 cup fresh mint, chopped
  12. 1 lemon

Directions

  1. Boil 4 cups water and season with bay leaves and salt. Add quinoa and return to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer about 20 minutes, until the quinoa absorbs water. Remove from heat, remove bay leaves, and let cool.
  3. Meanwhile, heat 3 tablespoons of oil in a frying pan. Sauté the squash and zucchini, and season with salt and pepper until slightly browned.
  4. Combine vegetables and quinoa. Drizzle on the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil. Stir in the onions, apricots, cranberries, parsley, and mint. Grate in lemon peel and squeeze lemon juice to taste. Season with salt and pepper.

Source: Calorie Count

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bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 4 years
Honestly, I would be PISSED if I was served this\u00a0as "stuffing".\u00a0 Quinoa salad maybe...but this ain't no stuffing!
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