A NEW TWIST TO ACORN SQUASH:
Are you used to having acorn squash served to you roasted in butter and brown sugar? It’s time to give that up for a newer healthy version. I was experimenting one day and here’s what I did. Just use the spice mix that you put on the spicy roasted salmon.
1 Acorn squash
2-3 tablespoons of olive oil
1. Use [ Salmon Rub recipe ] * Make extra of the spice mix when you make the Spicy Baked Salmon. Or, you can even bake on that same day.
2. Slice acorn squash into wedges (see picture below)
3. Add a few tablespoons of olive oil to the spice mix and toss the acorn squash slices in it.
4. Place squash on a roasting pan and roast for 30 minutes at 425F, turning half way in between.
FOOD TIP: Since you have used olive oil, you can enjoy any leftovers cold in the next few days. Or you can reheat them to have with your next hot meal. Once something is cooked in butter, it is not at all appetizing cold. It is also fine to eat the skin of the squash – where the bluk of the nutrients are located This is a great snack too if you just want a little something to nibble on. I will often bake something else in the oven at the same time like the salmon, baked garlic heads, lamb burgers as well as the vegetable for my meal. This saves time, energy and you will have a delicious meal.
I know the picture of the acorn squash in the oven looks greenish. I forgot to take off the green lens from my camera. (kidding) I am working on my photography skills. Trust me, they are not “all” green. Maybe the asparagus is trying to hog the show; sending out green kryptonite rays! When you taste the roasted, spicy acorn squash, it will bring your taste buds beyond good to supper great! You will say to yourself, “This is going to be my future favorite side dish”. On a personal note, I can eat a plateful of these “VEGGIE WEGGIES“ as a snack while watching my favorite shows on TV. The extra bonus is that it is so healthy for you and you can even eat the outer rind….yes you can! You will ‘taste’ a slice of heaven.
I hope you will try this recipe and let me know how you like it!
For the SPICY RUB recipe, click here.