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Roasted Butternut Squash with Tahini and Pumpkin Seeds

Thanks to a few simple ingredients and how quick and easy it is to prepare, this meal is equally comfortable adorning a holiday table as a side or serving as an easy weeknight dinner along with rice or quinoa. Versatile, beautiful, nutritious and flavorful? I think I’m in love.

Enjoy!

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Roasted Butternut Squash with Tahini and Pumpkin Seeds

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 6

Equipment

  • Citrus juicer
  • Medium mixing bowl
  • Small mixing bowl
  • Parchment paper
  • Large serving bowl

Ingredients

For the dressing:

  • juice of two fresh lemons
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • salt and pepper

For garnish:

  • fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • pumpkin seeds (if roasted, check for soybean oil before purchasing)
  • sesame seeds

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Place the diced squash into a medium bowl, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt, pepper, chili powder and paprika and toss to coat.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or lightly oil it, then pour squash onto baking sheet and spread out into an even layer so that no squash overlap.
  • Place baking sheet in oven for 20-25 minutes, tossing once at the halfway point, until squash is fork-tender and browned on the edges.
  • Place lemon juice, tahini and a sprinkle of salt and pepper into a small mixing bowl and whisk to combine.
  • Place squash into a large, shallow serving bowl, drizzle with tahini dressing and garnish with parsley, pumpkin seeds and sesame seeds.
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