Winter Squash Quinoa Salad with Tahini Dressing
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Serves: 4
Winter squash, broccoli and quinoa combine with the warm flavors of curry and tahini for the perfect cold weather salad!
  • 1/4 lb squash (butternut, kabocha, etc), peeled and diced
  • 1/2 lb broccoli, cut into florets
  • 2/3 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 1/3 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
For the dressing:
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup or honey
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  1. Steam squash and broccoli until tender, about 5 minutes. OR, roast vegetables at 400°F with a drizzle of olive oil until tender, about 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare the quinoa. In a saucepan, combine quinoa with water, curry powder and a pinch of salt. Bring to boil, then reduce to a simmer, cover and cook for 15 minutes or until all the water is absorbed.
For the dressing:
  1. In a mason jar or small bowl, thoroughly combine the tahini, water, lemon juice and maple syrup. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  2. Toss vegetables and quinoa with the dressing and serve.
Recipe by Kitchen Gidget at