Use ‘Em Up: Curry Lime Delicata Squash

Bag items: delicata squash, limes, maple syrup

If you love squash but don’t love peeling it, then delicata squash is the thing for you! And, as luck would have it, they are fresh, organic, and in your delivery bags this week!

Not having to peel the squash means less prep time, and who doesn’t love that? With this particular recipe, we combine the sweetness of the squash and curry with the spiciness of the chili powder and tartness of the lime. Mix it up with some crunchy breadcrumbs, sprinkle it on top, and bake. It really couldn’t be easier!

It is also a healthy dish, with ¾ cup of squash accounting for nearly 75 percent of your daily-recommended vitamin A, which helps keep your vision strong, as well as promoting bone health and immune system function. Not to mention that it tastes delicious!

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This particular recipe is as easy as it is flavorful, and it’s a way to experiment with new flavors and vegetables, if these are unfamiliar to you. Comment below and share your favorite way to enjoy delicata squash!

Start by cutting and seeding your squash:

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Then mix up your toppings:

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Brush the squash slices with the liquid mixture, then top with crunchy mixture:

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When they are all coated, pop the tray into the oven:

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And there you have it!  Enjoy!

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Curry Lime Delicata Squash

1 delicata squash

Topping:

1/3 c. panko
¼ tsp lime zest
1 tsp curry powder
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp chili powder

To brush on squash slices:

1 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
½ lime juiced
1 tsp maple syrup

Instructions:

  • Cut squash in half lengthwise, scoop out the seeds, then slice into ¼-inch thick slices.
  • Place slices on parchment paper on a baking sheet.
  • Mix up the coconut oil, lime juice, and maple syrup, then brush mixture over each slice.
  • Mix up the topping by combining all ingredients and mixing gently; then sprinkle topping on each slice of squash, pressing down gently with your hand.
  • Bake in a 375 degree oven for 25-28 minutes. Watch carefully to ensure the topping is just browning when you pull them out of the oven, and adjust cooking time accordingly.
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