Fall Quinoa Salad with Brussel Sprouts, Butternut Squash & Pomegranates

All the best Fall flavors in one delicious salad

Fall Quinoa Salad with Brussel Sprouts, Butternut Squash & Pomegranates

Savory, sweet, tangy and delicious!

This Quinoa Salad is giving us ALL the Thanksgiving feels …

Quinoa, Roasted Brussel Sprouts, Roasted Butternut Squash, Pecans and Pomegranates all tossed in a Orange Balsamic Vinaigrette. A little savory, a little sweet, a little tart, a little tangy, a little crunch… so much yumm!

Recipe from Emilie Eats, this salad is the best of Fall all wrapped up in one delicious salad… Perfect for Thanksgiving or anytime!

Bonus… it is super easy to make and we enjoyed it both warm and cold.

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Fall Quinoa Salad with Brussel Sprouts, Butternut Squash & Pomegranates
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This simple salad has all the best Fall flavors! Roasted Brussel Sprouts and Butternut Squash, pecans and pomegranates all tossed in the yummiest Orange Balsamic Vinaigrette. Recipe adapted from Emilie Eats.
Recipe type: Salads, Sides, Thanksgiving, Fall
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegan
  • ⅔ cups quinoa
  • 3 cups Brussel Sprouts, halved
  • 3 heaping cups Butternut Squash, cut into ½ inch -1 inch cubes
  • 1 cup pomegranate seeds
  • ½ cup pecans, broken into pieces
  • 1 tablespoon hemp seeds
Orange Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • ¼ cup fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
Roast Veggies
  1. Preheat oven to 400 F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Place Brussels sprouts on one pan and bake 25 -30 minutes or until just crispy.
  3. Place butternut squash on the other pan and bake 40-45 minutes, flipping once, or until tender and just getting crispy.
Make Quinoa
  1. Meanwhile, in a small to medium saucepan, add 1⅓ cups water and quinoa. Bring to a boil, reduce to simmer, cover and simmer 15 minutes or until water is absorbed. Remove from heat and let sit a few minutes then fluff with fork. Set aside.
Orange Balsamic Vinaigrette
  1. In a liquid measuring cup or small bowl, add vinaigrette ingredients and whisk to combine. Set aside.
  1. In the large bowl, add roasted vegetables, cooked quinoa, pomegranate seeds, pecans and hemp seeds. Stir to combine. Pour in the dressing; stir.
  2. Serve and enjoy!

One thought on “Fall Quinoa Salad with Brussel Sprouts, Butternut Squash & Pomegranates

  1. This is AMAZING! The vinaigrette pulls the salad together! I added sautéed vidalia onions and substituted craisins for the pomegranate seeds. Thank you for yet another delicious recipe, Karen!!

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