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Roasted Acorn Squash with Tahini Sauce

    A healthy and easy side dish recipe, your whole family will love this cinnamon-spiced roasted acorn squash drizzled in an addictive tahini lemon sauce.

    Roasted Acorn Squash with Tahini Sauce a healthy side dish recipe

    Christmas and Hanukkah are right around the corner – are you ready?? Don’t worry, I’m not either. To help you round out your holiday menu, I wanted to share a healthy vegetable side dish to serve alongside the juicy ham, beef brisket or crispy latkes

    Acorn Squash Slices with Cinnamon and Tahini a healthy side dish recipe

    This Roasted Acorn Squash with Tahini Sauce couldn’t be easier to make and is always a crowd-pleaser. Scented with warm cinnamon and roasted in olive oil, each slice of acorn squash becomes caramelized and tender.

    Drizzling Tahini Sauce on Roasted Acorn Squash

    For added creaminess and an addictive flavor, I like to drizzle a tahini lemon sauce on top of the warm squash before serving.

    Roasted Acorn Squash Slices with Tahini Sauce a healthy gluten free side dish recipe

    As the tahini sauce gently heats up from the squash, the nutty flavors of the tahini and garlic open up creating a healthy side dish that your family won’t want to stop eating.

    Cinnamon Roasted Acorn Squash with Tahini Sauce a healthy side dish recipe

    Sprinkle with fresh parsley before serving for added flavor and a pop of color and you’re good to go.

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    Roasted Acorn Squash with Tahini Sauce - a healthy side dish recipe

    Roasted Acorn Squash with Tahini Sauce

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    A healthy and easy side dish recipe, your whole family will love this cinnamon-spiced roasted acorn squash drizzled in an addictive tahini lemon sauce.
    PREP: 15 mins
    COOK: 25 mins
    TOTAL: 40 mins
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    Servings: 4

    Ingredients
     

    • 1 acorn squash (seeded and sliced)
    • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
    • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 1 teaspoon salt (divided)
    • ½ teaspoon black pepper
    • ¼ cup tahini
    • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
    • 1 clove garlic (minced)

    Instructions
     

    • Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line with foil. Spray with cooking spray and scatter the squash slices in a single layer on the pan. 
    • Drizzle the squash slices with olive oil and toss to coat on both sides. Sprinkle with cinnamon, half of the salt (1/2 teaspoon) and pepper then toss again. Bake until golden brown and tender, about 25-30 minutes.
    • While the squash is roasting, whisk together tahini, lemon juice, garlic and remaining salt in a small bowl. Add warm water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until you’ve reached desired consistency. Drizzle over roasted squash to serve.

    Notes

    Serving Size: 1/4 of the pan and 1/4 of the tahini sauce

    Nutrition

    Serving: 1gCalories: 144kcalCarbohydrates: 14.1gProtein: 2.5gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 1.2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 8.8gMonounsaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 629mgFiber: 2.6gSugar: 0.2g
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    Liz DellaCroce

    Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families. Click Here To Subscribe to my newsletter:

    8 Comments

    1. This sounds wonderful. I wish my husband liked tahini as much as I do (until yesterday when I tried to stir up a can of tahini – Joyva brand, the one my Lebanese boyfriend of a very long time ago introduced me to – which ended up slopping all over me). Tahini, lemon and cinnamon, for me, is a combination made in heaven. I like the idea of a sauce like that for winter squash.

        1. I feel for you! At least mine will eat it. I’m grateful that I’ve always been an adventurous eater, and that I’ve been turning my husband into more of one (he’d be very hungry if he try new things).

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