Roasted butternut squash is a delicious, healthy dish, ideal to indulge in when it's cold outside and you'd like something hearty and warm. Naturally sweet and really versatile, butternut squash can be served as a main dish, blended as a soup, served with rice and even tossed in a salad. They go well with chili, nutmeg, rosemary and coriander, but in this sticky caramelized recipe we paired organic butternut squash with a lovely bunch of fresh sage.
Butternut squash is full of vitamins A and C, while the seeds are a good source of magnesium, zinc and protein, so they make an ideal snack for vegans and vegetarians. For this sumptuous Roasted Caramelized Butternut Squash With Seeds and Sage we are cooking the whole thing, the squash chunks together with its seeds, so we don't waste a thing.
1. Gather the ingredients
- 1 small butternut squash
- 2 red onions
- 4 garlic cloves
- a bunch of fresh sage
- extra virgin olive oil
- marine salt and pepper
2. Scoop the seeds
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Cut the squash in half and scoop out the seeds.
3. Wash the seeds
Wash the seeds inside a colander, take the pulp out with your hands and dry with a tea towel. Leave aside.
4. Chop the squash
Cut the squash into similarly sized pieces.
5. Wash the sage
Wash and dry the fresh sage leaves.
6. Chop the onions, leave the garlic
Chop the red onions in half, wash under hot water, take the skin off and chop into wedges. Do not peel or cut the garlic, just separate the cloves from the bulb.
7. Prepare to roast
Add a dash of extra virgin olive oil to the bottom of a baking try, throw in the sage and garlic.
8. Roast it all
Add the onions and squash chunks, sprinkle marine salt and pepper. Roast in medium heat until squash is tender, for about 35 minutes, mixing occasionally.
9. Yummy seeds
Don’t forget to add the squash seeds! They have plenty of nutrients including magnesium and zinc, and roasted are absolutely delicious. Make sure they cook at the bottom of the tray, and watch out that they don’t burn.
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