Delicata Tahini Squash

Tahini and squash make for a delicious combination in this side dish. Try it with one of the main entree recipes listed here!

Delicata Tahini Squash

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

Yields: 4 people

Ingredients: 

2 delicata squashes (about 7 inches long)
3 tablespoons tahini
1 tablespoon tamari
Pinch of cayenne (optional)
1 tablespoon water
Black pepper

Directions: 

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Slice squash in circular discs about 1/8 inch thick, leaving seeds.
  3. In a small bowl mix tahini, tamari, cayenne and water, adding a bit of water to get a creamy consistency.
  4. In a large bowl, mix squash slices in sauce until each piece is coated.
  5. Place on a non-stick baking sheet, sprinkle with pepper and place in the oven for 15 minutes.
  6. Flip pieces and bake another 15 minutes, or until the squash is soft and tender.

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