In addition to its earthy flavor, squash is rich in beta carotenes, which are used to make vitamin A, an important vitamin for one’s vision and bone growth.
Pumpkins in particular are rich in lutein, which may help to lower the risk of cataracts, and the potassium in squash will also help contain blood pressure.
Not sure how to flavor your squash? In this recipe I use rosemary and sage, but also parsley, marjoran, thyme, oregano, basil an chives can be successfully used to amplify its sweetness.
Such a simple and delicious recipe that’s also so beneficial for our health.
An absolutely easy and tasty side dish with winter squash or pumpkin. Cut a winter squash in 1 inc-thick slices, sprinkle with almonds and pumpkin seeds, add some smoked paprika to give her a twist, and finally drizzle with an aromatic dressing made of oil, sage and rosemary. Delicious!
- 1 small winter squash -
- almond slices -
- XV olive oil -
- rosemary -
- smoked paprika -
- salt and pepper -
- Herb Dressing
- 1/4 c. XV Olive OIl -
- fresh sage -
- fresh rosemary -
wash and halve the squash, remove seeds (you can toast them if you like)
cut in half and scoop out the seeds; cut each half into 8 slices about 1 inch thick. Grease a baking sheet with a drizzle of olive oil
Arrange slices cut side down on the baking sheet, flip slices to absorb the oil, add pepper, salt, sesame seeds, the smoked paprika, rosemary and the almond slices. Bake for about 40 minutes at 375 F*or till soft.
meanwhile chop finely sage leaves and rosemary needles, add about 1/4 c XV olive oil
When soft remove from oven, sprinkle the pumpkin slices with the mixture you have prepared. Your delicious roasted slices are ready to be enjoyed, Buon Appetito!