This Creamy Pumpkin Quinoa isn't a savory side dish, but rather a sweeter quinoa dish.
It's an "almost raw" dish with the exception of the cooked quinoa, but the creamy pumpkin sauce is completely raw and can be made very quickly with a Vitamix.
I topped it with cranberries but you can enjoy it plain or even with some walnuts sprinkled on top.
You can even serve enjoy it warm with freshly cooked quinoa or chilled with leftover quinoa, both are really good.
It would be a perfect healthy, gluten-free, vegan side dish to serve with your Thanksgiving meal.
Want more healthy side dish recipes? Check out Red Quinoa with Cilantro and Lime, Clean Eating Zucchini Boats with Creamy Garlic Sauce, Spicy Turmeric Twice Baked Potatoes or my Clean Eating eCookbook with an entire chapter of 20 healthy, clean eating side dish recipes just like this one that you will love!
5 Fast Facts About Pumpkin:*
- high in beta-carotene
- full of iron, zinc and vitamin C
- rich in anti-oxidants
- 246% RDA of vitamin C
- good source of B complex vitamins
5 Fast Facts About Quinoa:*
- high in anti-oxidants
- high in magnesium (20.9% DV) and folate (19.5% DV)
- complete protein containing 9 essential amino acids
5 Fast Facts About Cashews:*
- packed with dietary fiber
- rich in “heart friendly” mono-saturated fatty acids
- rich source of minerals
- high in magnesium and copper
- excellent source of antioxidants
5 Fast Facts About Himalayan Pink Salt:*
- contains 84 minerals
- unrefined, unprocessed, raw
- promotes stable pH balance in cells
- controls water levels in the body
- aids digestion and facilitates better nutrient absorption
*These statements have not been evaluated by Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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Hi, I'm Karielyn! I'm the published cookbook author of CLEAN DESSERTS and content creator of The Healthy Family and Home website since 2012. I specialize in creating easy, healthy plant-based recipes that are gluten-free + vegan and made with clean, real food ingredients that you can feel good about eating.