Delicata squash has a mild, nutty flavor, firm flesh, and thin edible skin. Preparing this variety could not be simpler: rinse, cut in half, remove seeds, slice into half-moons, toss with some olive oil and salt and bake at 350°F for about 20 minutes until browned. Delicious enough to eat on their own as a fiber-rich snack!
Food companies have made it their business to repurpose this compost-worthy waste into delicious edible snacks – but you can do this too! Rinse any remaining flesh from seeds and lay out on paper towels to dry. For savory, toss with a bit of olive oil, seasoning of choice, and salt and pepper to taste. For sweet, toss with a bit of melted coconut oil, a touch of maple syrup, cinnamon or other spice, and a pinch of salt. Sweet and savory – why not! All combinations are on the table, including adding a little kick with some cayenne pepper. Roast seeds on a parchment-lined baking sheet at 350°F for about 10-15 minutes or until lightly browned. Enjoy as a snack or topping for salads, yogurt, oatmeal, or chia pudding.
Squash – Stoop to Soup Recipes and More
Soups, roasted or seeds including squash provide nutrient packed flavor too many recipes.
Packed with plant based protein, fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C and antioxidants.
Try these recipes to get started. Source Nourish 2 Thrive Meal Garden:
Kabocha, Leek and Mushroom Quiche
Autumn Smoothie Bowl
Easy Pumpkin Soup
Chili “Cheese” Oven Roasted Acorn Squash
To learn more about buying, storing and cooking winter squash, check out The 11 Varieties of Winter Squash You Need to Know.