Tex Mex Squash Boats

Autumn is in full swing , there is an abundance of squash and I’m loving it! All I want to do when I get home after a long day is cozy up with something fresh out of the oven.

This recipe is so easy to throw together, plus it’s such a crowd pleaser… everyone loves a lil tex mex!

Tex Mex Squash Boats

Serves: serves 2

Ingredients
  • 1 delicata squash (but you can use butternut, acorn, etc.)
  • olive oil (for roasting)
  • ½ tsp salt & pepper

  • Filling
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • ½ cup black beans - rinsed
  • ½ cup cherry tomatoes -ย chopped
  • ¼ cup greens of choice (spinach, arugula, watercress, etc)
  • ½ avocado - cubed
  • 2 tsp hemp seeds
  • a few leafs of cilantro
  • 2 tbsp avocado yogurt dressing
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. To prepare the squash, cut in half lengthwise & scoop out the seeds ( I've found that using an ice cream scooped is the easiest way). Drizzle olive oil inside the squash, spread evenly & sprinkle salt and pepper. Place them on a baking sheet (open side up) and bake for 30-45 minutes.
  3. In a large bowl, toss theย cooked quinoa, black beans, chopped cherry tomatoes, greens andย avocado.
  4. Scoop the mixture quinoa into the middle of the squash. Top with cilantro, sprinkle with hemp seeds and avocado yogurt dressing! Enjoy!

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