Harvest Acorn Squash Quinoa Salad Recipe

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Harvest Acorn Squash Quinoa Salad is a rich and hearty salad to serve up at any gathering you have this fall season. With a variety of textures and ingredients, this intensely flavorful side dish pairs well with almost everything, from steak to turkey to pork. You won’t find a better celebration of harvest flavors anywhere!


  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 acorn squash, halved, seeded and cut into half circles
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 6 slices bacon, cut into lardons
  • 1 1/2 cups roughly chopped kale
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup roasted pistachios, shells removed
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 shallot, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, diced
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 3 tablespoons apple juice
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice


  1. Cook quinoa according to package directions. Preheat the oven to 425°F. On a baking sheet, toss together the squash, olive oil,...
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Harvest Acorn Squash Quinoa Salad Recipe

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