Simple and Healthy Thanksgiving Side Dish: Spiced Delicata Squash
Spiced Delicata Squash
5 small delicata squash
2 Tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons ground coriander
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon white pepper
Preheat oven to 400
Halve squash lengthwise and scoop out seeds.
Cut into ½” thick strips across the width of the squash to create sliver moon shapes.
In a medium sized bowl, toss the oil and spices with the squash until evenly coated.
Spread on baking sheet in single layer. You may need to use 2 sheets to minimize overlap.
Roast for 15 minutes. Flip and roast for another 10 minutes.
There is no need to peel the squash. The skins will soften while roasting and add to the nutritional value and the taste.
Substitute acorn squash if delicata isn’t available. Use 2 medium sized acorns and follow the same directions.
Serve warm or at room temperature.
Squash can be made in advance and reheated at 350 for 15 minutes.
Room temp squash can be added to a composed green salad or to cooked grains.