Tuesday, October 16, 2007

I'm always trying to get more quinoa in our diet, and I'm also trying to cook as much squash as can while it's in season, so when I came across this recipe I had to try it. YUM!Quinoa Pie with Butternut Squash (from Martha Stewart Living)
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 butternut squash (about 1 1/2 pounds), peeled, havled crosswise, and seeded
  • 18 fresh sage leaves, plus 1 teaspoon finely chopped sage
  • 1/2 onion, cut into 1/4-inch dice (about 3/4 cup)
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups homemade or low-sodium store-bought vegetable stock
  • 1 1/2 ounces Parmesan cheese, finely grated
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • Vegetable oil cooking spray
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Brush 2 rimmed baking sheets with 1 teaspoon oil. Cut five 1/4-inch-thick rings of squash; cut remainder into 1/4-inch dice. Place squash on sheets. Toss with 1 teaspoon oil; sprinkle with 12 sage leaves. Bake until tender and just golden, 15 to 20 minutes. Let cool completely. Keep oven on.
  2. Heat remaining teaspoon oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic. Cook, stirring, until translucent, 3 to 5 minutes. quinoa and stock; bring to a boil. Cover; reduce heat. Simmer until liquid has been absorbed, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat. Let stand, covered, 2 minutes.
  3. Stir together quinoa, diced squash, chopped sage, Parmesan, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl.
  4. Coat a 9-inch glass pie plate with cooking spray. Arrange 6 sage leaves face down in plate; top with squash rings. Press quinoa mixture on top.
  5. Bake 20 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes, then invert onto a serving platter. Serve wedges warm or at room temperature.
We had a fun time at the children's farmstead yesterday, and also discovered that Emma is utterly, completely terrified of goats.Have a great day!


David said...

I also often struggle with getting enough quinoa. I understand your frustration.

grandma said...

My question is why should I be interested in getting quinoa into my diet? I survived this long without it.

Sarah said...


Kara said...

so was it actually YUM or did it just look yum and sound yum?

if you ate it and it was YUM, then let me know and I'll make it. What did Steve and the kids think of it?

Sarah said...

It was definitely YUM! I'm planning on making it again this weekend. Steve never had any because he was in Chicago, but Emma and my mom liked it.