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Stuffed Roasted Acorn

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 45 minutes

Yields: 4 servings

  • 2 acorn squash
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
  • Sea salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup toasted pumpkin seed, chopped
  • 1/2 cup parsley, chopped

Stuffing:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 1 tablespoon curry
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins or currants
  • 1 cup cooked whole grain (quinoa, brown rice, millet, barley)
  • 1/2 cup parsley, chopped
  • 1 zucchini, diced

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Cut acorn squash in half and clean out seeds and fibers. Cut a very thin slice off bottom, so that acorn squash halves can sit flat like soup bowls.
  3. Brush with olive oil and distribute garlic evenly over 4 halves.
  4. Sprinkle with sea salt and pepper, place on a baking sheet and bake for 35 minutes.
  5. While squash is baking prepare stuffing.
  6. In a skillet heat oil and sauté onions, curry and raisins for 3 minutes. Add cooked grains and stir for 5 minutes.
  7. Remove skillet from heat and mix in parsley and zucchini.
  8. Fill each squash cup with stuffing and top with chopped pumpkin seeds.
  9. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until the squash is soft (when a butter knife sinks into the squash with ease).
  10. Garnish with parsley and serve.

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