Kabocha Squash is a relatively new addition to the American vegetable aisle, but it’s been a Japanese staple for many years. High in beta-carotene, it also has a skin that becomes tender and edible when roasted. Enjoy this easy dish made with balsamic vinegar. Feel free to add herbs if you wish!
Squash is a wonderful food to add to your diet. Its beta carotene nourishes the skin, is a good source of vitamin A, C, its high in fiber, and keeps you feeling satiated. I love the autumn season because that is when winter Squash is abundant here in Colorado. There are just so many different types of squash, which you will notice, each has a different flavor and even texture.
Love squash? Try another squash-inspired recipe:
- Instant Pot Butternut Squash Risotto with Basil Pesto
- Acorn Squash Stuffed with Quinoa
- Roasted Squash Salad with Pomegranate and Pepitas
- Sunshine Squash Salad
- Butternut Squash, Brussels Sprouts, Apple Stuffing
There are many ways you can enjoy a roasted squash. You can chop the roasted squash into a warm or cold salad, add it into a curry, mash it into a creamy lower fat mash, blend it into a soup or it is as is once roasted.
I love bringing roasted Kabocha to Thanksgiving potlucks as it’s simple and filling, and just so satisfying.
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This recipe is Certified Plantricious because it meets the following guidelines.
The Trusted Seal for
- Must be whole food plant-based, contains no animal products
- May be minimally processed
- No added oil
- No added sugars
- No artificial additives or preservatives
- Sodium (mg) to Calories ratio, 1 ≤ 1
- Total Fiber to Calories, 2g ≥ 100 calories
Roasted Kabocha Squash
- 1 Kabocha squash
- 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Cut off stem ends of squash and cut in half. Scoop out the seeds with a spoon. Cut into your preferred shape.
- Layer the squash on the baking sheet and lightly spray with non-stick spray.
- Brush tops with balsamic and salt and pepper to taste.
- Roast for 15 minutes, then turn and brush the other side with balsamic. Roast for another 15 minutes until tender.