Butternut Squash & Pomegranate Quinoa

Light, fluffy and full of flavor, quinoa cooks up a lot like rice, yet it’s richer in flavor (with a hint of nuttiness) and packs in more protein, fiber, iron, magnesium and other big-name minerals than a serving of your favorite brown grain. Toss it with colorful butternut squash cubes and crisp, delicate pomegranate seeds for a tasty side dish or healthy vegan lunch.

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Butternut Squash & Pomegranate Quinoa

Recipe by Amy Clevenger, fitfunandfantastic.com

Serves 6-8


12 oz. butternut squash, cubed
¼ cup pomegranate juice
½ cup pomegranate seeds
2 cups quinoa


1. In medium sauce pan, cover quinoa with 4 cups of water; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat and simmer until liquid is absorbed, about 15 to 20 minutes.

2. Remove quinoa from heat; let sit for five minutes. Fluff with fork.

3. Add pomegranate juice and seeds and butternut squash; toss to combine.

About Amy Clevenger

Amy Clevenger is a Los Angeles-based food blogger. In 2013, she started her popular Instagram account @FantasticallyFit to help keep her accountable in her journey to better health. Clevenger’s brand has since expanded to include Fantastically-Fit.com and the popular e-recipe book series, Healthy Eats. Clevenger’s passion for healthy eating and cooking began while she was pursuing her master’s degree in counseling and guidance from Cal Lutherine University. Her work with families helped her to realize that living a healthy, happy life starts in the kitchen. She believes clean eating doesn’t have to mean giving up on great taste. Today, Clevenger is married to her college sweetheart and lives in Los Angeles with her three cats, Kailani, Confettu and Harley.

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One comment on “Butternut Squash & Pomegranate Quinoa

  1. Johni says:

    Tried tonight fabulous very good!!

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