Sexy Winter Squash

Roasted Dumpling Squash

  • Foods with Benefits

  • Feb 22 2012

Super loaded with vitamin A, packed with fiber, calcium and iron, this cute lil’ Dumpling  Squash, aka Winter Squash, isn’t just pretty to look at, she’s pretty delicious too! You may just tend to pass over the “festive” looking squash section in your grocery aisle, but come on now, did you have any idea what you were missing out on? Or  you may have used them to create your cheesey-ass cornucopia center piece… then you toss these lil squashes in the garbage!? What are you thinking my friend! These are a goldmine of delish flavor, nutrients and what’s totally in season NOW.  Roast it up and make it fabulous!

1 or two beautiful Dumpling/Winter/Acorn Squashes! Cut into thin quarter like half moons, toss with olive oil.

2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin olive oil

1 Tablespoon sea salt

Roast ‘er up!

1- In a 375 degree oven, roast on a well oiled sheet tray for about 45 minutes.Get that sexy golden brown color on there.. mmmhmm deeelish!

2- Remove from oven and sprinkle with sea salt, fresh basil and if you’re in the mood a hint of Chevre or Gruyere cheese!  Serve with a side of quinoa salad.


  • Courtscc

    Mmmhmm amaz. We like to cook quinoa like you would cook rice (same water to rice ratio but use chickie broth instead) and then remove it from heat and add mozzarella, sauteed cherry tomatoes (to the point where theyre so juicy they pop with flave) and basil or pesto… Italiano style! You can make a sweet Tom Kah Kai soup and use this as a substitute for rice to put in the bottom of the bowls before you top with soup. Oh the possibilities are endless! Candi you are very keen on the quinoa! Fab choice of food to showcase this week!

  • Courtscc

    Mmmhmm amaz. We like to cook quinoa like you would cook rice (same water to rice ratio but use chickie broth instead) and then remove it from heat and add mozzarella, sauteed cherry tomatoes (to the point where theyre so juicy they pop with flave) and basil or pesto… Italiano style! You can make a sweet Tom Kah Kai soup and use this as a substitute for rice to put in the bottom of the bowls before you top with soup. Oh the possibilities are endless! Candi you are very keen on the quinoa! Fab choice of food to showcase this week!

  • Aimeekryszczynski

    sooooo yummy

  • Aimeekryszczynski

    sooooo yummy

  • Aimeekryszczynski

    sooooo yummy

  • Aimeekryszczynski

    sooooo yummy

  • Aimeekryszczynski

    sooooo yummy

  • Liz Laventure

    Love it, Thank you!

  • Liz Laventure

    Love it, Thank you!