Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Butternut Squash with Sunflower Seeds & Cranberries


I really wish this photo looked better! But it did taste good, and it's a great simple way to do something a bit different with butternut squash. After roasting the squash, it's mixed with sunflower seeds (or pumpkin seeds), dried cranberries and a Dijon balsamic apple dressing.

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Butternut Squash with Sunflower Seeds & Cranberries
Adapted from Nutrition Action Healthletter, November 2011

Serves 4 as a side

750 g butternut squash, 1/2" dice
2 tsp Dijon mustard
1 tsp balsamic vinegar
2 tbsp apple juice
1/8 tsp salt
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/3 cup sunflower seeds
3 tbsp dried cranberries

Preheat oven to 350F. Spread the squash out on a sheet and bake for 30-40 minutes, or until tender.

Whisk together the Dijon, vinegar, juice, salt and olive oil. Toss the squash with the dressing, sunflower seeds, and cranberries.

7 comments:

janet @ the taste space said...

What an interesting combination - love squash with cranberries but the dressing sounds great!

I've only made one recipe from the Nutrition Action Healthletter, but I love reading the articles. :)

Helene said...

That sounds like a sample, delicious dish.

Amy said...

I just love winter squash and seeing new ways to cook and enjoy it!

-hannah. said...

isn't that always the case? I swear the most delicious things I make are the ones that are the hardest to take good photos of. regardless, I still think this looks delicious and am looking forward to trying it! :)

Kumudha said...

Buttnut squash dish looks so yum!

Thanks for posting so many wonderful plant-based recipes...

Joanne said...

I could so see myself eating this for lunches! And pouring that dressing all over EVERYTHING.

grace said...

sunflower seeds don't pop up in dishes like this often enough--great touch!