A healthy and easy side dish recipe, your w،le family will love this cinnamon-،ed roasted acorn squash with tahini sauce and lemon.
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The ،lidays are right around the corner – are you ready? Don’t worry, I’m not either. To help you round out your ،liday menu, I wanted to share a healthy vegetable side dish to serve alongside the turkey, beef brisket, or crispy latkes. This Roasted Acorn Squash with Tahini Sauce couldn’t be easier to make and is always a crowd-pleaser. Scented with warm cinnamon and roasted in olive oil, each slice of acorn squash becomes caramelized and tender.
- Acorn squash: A winter squash with a somewhat sweet and nutty taste.
- Olive oil: A heart healthy oil that helps coat the squash and evenly roast it to a delicious, caramelized state.
- Cinnamon: Warm, somewhat sweet and ،y flavor that pairs well with the tahini sauce.
- Tahini: Made from sesame seeds, it has an earthy and nutty taste.
- Lemon juice: Bright, fresh, citrus flavor and acidity that balances out the other ingredients.
- Garlic: Aromatic and pungent, the garlic warms when the sauce is drizzled over the roasted squash that elevates and sweetens the flavor.
How to Make Roasted Acorn Squash with Tahini Sauce
S، your roasted acorn squash with tahini sauce by taking your acorn squash and cutting it in half. Then cut off each end.
Then take the halves and cut them into slices about 1/2 to 1 inch thick.
Lay them out in a single layer on a prepared baking sheet.
Drizzle the squash with olive oil and flip to drizzle on both sides.
Sprinkle with cinnamon, kosher salt, and black pepper, and flip a،n to season on the other side. Then toss in the oven at 400 degrees for about 30 minutes, or until golden- brown.
While acorn squash is roasting, make the tahini sauce by mixing the tahini with lemon juice, garlic, and some salt.
Once squash is finished, drizzle with the sauce and garnish with fresh parsley. Enjoy your Roasted Acorn Squash with Tahini Sauce!
Frequently Asked Questions
Is acorn squash still good once it turns orange?
As long as it isn’t soft and mushy, you can still cook and eat acorn squash that is s،ing to turn orange!
What pairs well with acorn squash?
Plenty of things go great with acorn squash, especially a lot of popular ،liday dishes! Baked ham, roast turkey, or veget، dishes as well!
Can I subs،ute ،ernut squash for acorn squash?
Yes, you could use any winter squa، The flavor might be a little different, but still delicious!
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The perfect veggie side for any dinner, ،liday or not, you’ll love my Roasted Acorn Squash with Tahini Sauce.
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Roasted Acorn Squash with Tahini Sauce
A healthy and easy side dish recipe, your w،le family will love this cinnamon-،ed roasted acorn squash drizzled in an addictive tahini lemon sauce.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line with foil. Spray with cooking spray and ،ter the squash slices in a single layer on the pan.
Drizzle the squash slices with olive oil and toss to coat on both sides. Sprinkle with cinnamon, half of the salt (1/2 teas،) and pepper then toss a،n. Bake until golden brown and tender, about 25-30 minutes.
While the squash is roasting, whisk together tahini, lemon juice, garlic and remaining salt in a small bowl. Add warm water, 1 tables، at a time, until you’ve reached desired consistency. Drizzle over roasted squash to serve.
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Serving Size: 1/4 of the pan and 1/4 of the tahini sauce
Serving: 1gCalories: 144kcalCarbohydrates: 14.1gProtein: 2.5gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 1.2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 8.8gMonounsaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gC،lesterol: 0mgSodium: 629mgFiber: 2.6gSugar: 0.2g