Modern Manna recipe / Quinoa and butternut squash salad with dried tomato powder
A great addition to the Thanksgiving table.
You can get dried tomato powder online or make it yourself by grinding store bought dried tomatoes in a food processor.
½ butternut squash, peeled
1 cup red quinoa
1 tsp salt
¼ cup olive oil
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
2 tsp dry tomato powder*
1 bunch green onions, chopped
¼ lb. feta (optional)
2 TBSP pumpkin seeds
1. Turn oven to 425 degrees. Cut the butternut squash to 1/2 inch cubes. Arrange in a tray, coat with a little olive oil and salt and bake for about 10-15 minutes, until almost tender.
2. Cook the quinoa in 1½ cup of boiling water and 1 tsp salt until ready (about 15 minutes).
3. Heat the olive oil in a pan. When hot add the cumin seeds and after a few seconds (when you smell the aroma) add the tomato powder and then the green onions. Cook until the onions are soft.
4. In a large bowl mix the quinoa, squash and the onion mixture. When it cools a little add the crumbled feta, if using, and the pumpkin seeds. Adjust seasoning. Serve warm or at room temperature.
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