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Butternut Squash and Quinoa Salad with Pomegranate

Happy New Year! It feels like forever since I have posted a recipe. With the holidays, lots of round-up posts, the launch of the new low carb meal plans (in addition to the regular and vegetarian), and taking a mini-break to relax between Christmas and New Years – it seems like ages since we talked about recipes. So what better way to dive into the new year and new recipes with a delicious, nutrient packed salad made with quinoa, butternut squash, and pomegranate. It makes a yummy lunch or side dish and will keep in the fridge for a few days. This is also my favorite way to roast butternut squash if you are looking for a roasted squash recipe.

Butternut Squash and Quinoa Salad with Pomegranate
Servings: 4
Serving Size: 1/4 recipe
Nutritional Info: 210 calories, 5.3g of fat, 38.5g of carbohydrates, 4.5g of fiber, 4.8g of protein, 11g of Sugar
Weight Watchers® PointsPlus®: 5 *


  • 1 small butternut squash, peeled and cubed
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. maple syrup, divided
  • 1 tbsp. curry powder
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1.5 cups cooked quinoa (I used rainbow)
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1/4 cup parsley, chopped
  • 2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. whole grain mustard
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Cover a baking sheet with foil and spray with cooking spray. Toss butternut squash with olive oil, 1 tbsp. maple syrup, curry powder, salt, and pepper. Roast for 15-20 minutes, shaking once, until tender.
  2. In the bottom of a bowl, whisk the apple cider vinegar, mustard, and remaining syrup. Add the quinoa, pomegranate seeds, squash, and parsley. Toss together and season with salt and pepper.

* PointsPlus® calculated by Slender Kitchen; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

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1 Response to Butternut Squash and Quinoa Salad with Pomegranate

  1. shazzy on January 3, 2014

    I am so making this salad ! Love all the ingredients and it sounds easy to make, my kind of dish !


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