Enjoy the comforting flavors of the season in this Fall Brussels Sprouts Quinoa Salad! It’s sweet and salty in a healthy side dish. (vegan & gluten-free)
Prep Time:15 mins
Cook Time:40 mins
Total Time:55 mins
1 pound Brussels sprouts, halved
3 cups butternut squash, cut into 1/2-inch chunks
2/3 cup dry quinoa
1 medium pomegranate, deseeded
1/2 cup pecans, chopped
1 small orange, juiced (about 1/4 cup)
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon hemp seeds (optional)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Preheat oven to 375F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or grease with cooking spray.
Place Brussels sprouts on one side of the pan and butternut squash on the other side, or you can use two pans.
Bake for 25 minutes; remove Brussels sprouts and place into a large bowl. Return squash to the oven; bake for 15-20 more minutes, until tender. Add to the bowl with Brussels sprouts
While the vegetables are baking, rinse quinoa in a small mesh strainer. Heat a small saucepan over medium heat; add quinoa. Cook for 1-2 minutes until lightly toasted. Add 1 1/3 cups water; turn heat to high. Once boiling, cover and cook for 13-15 minutes, until fluffy.
In a small bowl, add orange juice, balsamic vinegar, hemp seeds, salt, and pepper. Whisk to combine.
In the large bowl with the vegetables, add quinoa, pomegranate seeds, and pecans. Stir to combine. Pour in the dressing; stir.