Recipe: Roasted Delicata Squash with Tahini

ringsThe rich tahini sauce perfectly complements the winter squash while providing heart benefits through oils in the sesame seeds. Serves 4-6.

  • 2-3 delicata squash (about 2 pounds)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • Juice from 1 lemon

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

Clean squash well. Slice into rings 1/2-inch thick and remove seeds and pulp by slicing inner edge of squash rings.

Toss with 1 tablespoon oil and place on a baking sheet in a single layer. Sprinkle with one pinch of salt per pan and roast about 10-12 minutes on each side until soft and browned on edges.

While squash is roasting, blend remaining salt, olive oil, tahini, and lemon in a food processor or by hand until well blended.

Remove squash from oven, allow to cool slightly, and serve with tahini sauce for dipping.