Grocery-store bins and farmer's markets are brimming with winter squash. It's hard to miss these versatile vegetables dressed in oranges and reds, light and dark greens, even pale cream speckled with green.
For something different, try tossing some in a salad with quinoa and a lime vinaigrette.
Quinoa Salad With Squash
Makes 6 servings
4 cups cooked quinoa
2 cups cubed winter squash, such as butternut
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoons cumin
1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon ground or rubbed sage
Pinch of salt
1 cup toasted pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
1 cup chopped red onion
1 cup chopped carrot