Butternut Squash and Cranberry Quinoa Salad

When you want a winning bowl of salad full of nutrients, then this is the one. Put together butternut squash, cranberries, quinoa, walnuts, basil and extra virgin olive oil, the vitamins and minerals you are getting are sky-high. Between the quinoa, butternut squash and the cranberries, the trio make a potent combination of an extremely nutrient-rich salad. Quinoa fills up the salad with heart-healthy monounsaturated fat, omega-3 fatty acid, manganese, copper and a lot more nutrients while the butternut squash provides vitamin C, fibers, potassium and the cranberries contain proanthocyanidins that help prevent urinary tract infections.

It is quite easy to put together because only two of the ingredients are cooked. You can cook the quinoa ahead of time and keep it refrigerated until ready to use. The butternut squash can also be sautèed ahead or before serving to keep some its warmth in the salad. Personally, I prefer it just cooked as I mix it with all the other ingredients. A little bit of warmth makes it more delectable. Enjoy this mixture of flavors with incredible nutrients. 

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