Cranberry Apple Squash Quinoa Pilaf

Cranberries in a bowl
We always use fresh cranberries in our Thanksgiving day sauce. (Photo Credit: Shaw Girl via Flickr)

This Cranberry Apple Squash Quinoa Pilaf recipe is from Chef Charles of 


Cranberry Apple Squash Quinoa Pilaf from Chef Charles of

  • Serves: 2-3 as an entrée, more as a side dish
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  • 3 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 cup steamed butternut squash
  • 1/2 cups sliced apples
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 tsp. coconut oil
  • 3 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp. organic, non-GMO soy sauce or tamari, such as Kikkoman or San-J
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. tahini
  • 1/2 c. raw or toasted pecans


  1. Once quinoa is cool, combine with all ingredients, and toss. Top with additional pecans.