Discover the exotic world of ancient grains. Quinoa, a protein-packed South American superfood (which is technically a seed) is easy to prepare and even easier to enjoy. In this recipe its nuttiness pairs perfectly with roasted butternut squash dusted with cinnamon and cumin, tender cool-weather spinach and pecans.
Quinoa comes in colorful varieties – red, black and the more common beige, so whatever palette your palate prefers, consider adding some quinoa to your next meal.
This salad makes a great side dish, or a fully-satisfying vegetarian or vegan main course if you add a slice of cheese (a blue is nice) or one cup of cooked chickpeas.