A delicious quinoa dish that works as a vegetarian main or a side. A baked delicata squash is stuffed with a mixture of quinoa, shallots and pine nuts. Feel free to experiment with other winter squashes.
If delicata squash is unavailable, substitute in sweet potatoes or butternut squash.
A good beginning to a delicata squash recipe. My changes included using olive oil to saute the shallots/garlic, and a little roasted red pepper that I added. In addition, you should definitely cook quinoa (and rice for that matter) in veggie broth... not only does it add nutritional value, but a great deal of flavor! - 17 Jan 2008 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Terrific recipe! I altered slightly by using leeks instead of shallots and sliced almonds instead of pine nuts. I also added goat cheese on top of the finished product. Just delicious. I would make this again and would definitely serve to guests. - 28 Sep 2008 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
great recipe but no need to bake the squash - cut it, seed it and steam it - I use a rice cooker and put the sieve/strainer in on top of the quinoa -- everything done at once -- then saute the rest of the ingredients and add to the quinoa when it is cooked -- - 15 Jan 2010 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)