Roasted Squash with Chili Yogurt and Cilantro Sauce

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This Roasted Squash with Chili Yogurt and Cilantro Sauce is anything but basic. Roasted delicata squash is topped with a chimichurri style sauce, sriracha cream and pumpkin seeds.

This Roasted Squash with Chili Yogurt and Cilantro Sauce is anything but basic. Roasted delicata squash is topped with a chimichurri style sauce, sriracha cream and pumpkin seeds | platingsandpairings.com

Roasted Squash with Chili Yogurt & Cilantro Sauce - NO more boring squash!!! platingsandpairings.com

Delicata squash is a little bit of heaven disguised in a gourd-like body – Milder and not as sweet as other winter squash, it makes a good match for bolder flavors. Here it’s topped with a chimichurri style sauce, sriracha cream, and pumpkin seeds. And you thought squash was boring! 

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Delicatas are small squash, oblong in shape and yellow with green stripes. Their thin skin is barely detectable when cooked, making them extra-easy to prepare since there is no need to peel! Cut them in half, scoop out the seeds, and then slice into these cute little half-rings, a bit like little smiley faces. Roast until beautifully browned around the edges.

Roasted Squash with Chili Yogurt & Cilantro Sauce - NO more boring squash!!! platingsandpairings.com

The yogurt cream sauce is made simply with sriracha sauce and greek yogurt. The cilantro sauce is a twist on my favorite mojo sauce – Cilantro, parsley, and garlic – What’s not to love? Sprinkle on some shelled pumpkin seeds and get ready to take your tastebuds on an adventure!

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Roasted Squash with Chili Sauce and Cilantro

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4 - 6 servings
Author: Inspired by Plenty More by Yotam Ottolenghi
This Roasted Squash with Chili Yogurt and Cilantro Sauce is anything but basic. Roasted delicata squash is topped with a chimichurri style sauce, sriracha cream and pumpkin seeds.
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Ingredients

  • Squash
  • 2 delicata squash
  • 2/3 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • black pepper
  • Chili Sauce
  • 2/3 cup greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha
  • Cilantro Sauce
  • 1 bunch cilantro chopped
  • ½ bunch parsley chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • salt to taste
  • 3 tablespoons pepitas for topping, shelled pumpkin seeds

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Cut your squash in half, and scoop out the seeds. Slice the halves crosswise, about 1 inch thick. Put the squash in a bowl with the cinnamon and olive oil. Stir to coat well. Spread out on a cookie sheet and lightly sprinkle with pepper. Roast for 25 - 30 minutes, until golden around the edges.
  3. To make the chili sauce, stir together the yogurt and sriracha.
  4. For the cilantro sauce, place cilantro, parsley, garlic and olive oil in a food processor and pulse until smooth. Season to taste with salt.
  5. To serve, place squash on a platter and top with sauces, garnish with extra chopped cilantro and pepitas.

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15 comments

  1. Alison @ Food by Mars

    LOVE Acorn Squash… this looks lovely!

    Reply

  2. Kim - Liv Life

    Sriracha Yogurt Sauce?? I’m so in!! Gorgeous, gorgeous photos!

    Reply

    1. Erin

      Thanks Kim! Isn’t sriracha the best?!

      Reply

  3. Kim - Liv Life

    Roasted squash is just the best… but I love what you did with the sriracha, cream and cilantro! Takes it to a whole new level 🙂

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    1. Erin

      Thanks Kim – I think it’s a fun twist on an often underused veggie!

      Reply

  4. Liz @ I Heart Vegetables

    This looks gorgeous and that sauce sounds amazing! I’ve been looking for new ways to make squash so this is perfect@

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    1. Erin

      Thanks Liz – Glad I could help stir things up a bit!

      Reply

  5. Kristen Chidsey

    I am in love with this flavor combo. I may just have to make a run to the grocery store for squash today 🙂

    Reply

    1. Erin

      Thanks Kristen – The flavors running through this dish are so amazing together. I hope you enjoy!

      Reply

  6. Samantha

    What r u using for chili sauce

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    1. Erin

      Hi Samantha – It is a combination of Sriracha and Greek Yogurt.

      Reply

      1. samantha Lynes

        Thanks I read the recipe like it was additional!! mmm now what to season my chicken with lol! i’ve got this prepped as we speak!

        Reply

        1. Erin

          Awesome – I hope you love it Samantha!

          Reply

  7. Recette Alsace

    Enjoy with the wine from Alsace ! If you come in France an other day, come to meet us. It would be a pleasure.

    Reply

    1. Erin

      Thank you so much Recette – We would love to make it to France one day soon!

      Reply

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