Roasted Delicata Squash with Chili Yogurt & Cilantro Sauce

This Roasted Delicata 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

Delicata squash is a little bit of heaven disguised in a gourd-like body. It’s milder and not as sweet as other winter squash so 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!

What Does a Delicata Squash Look Like?

  • Delicatas are small squash, oblong in shape and yellow with green stripes.

Is the Skin of Delicata Squash Edible?

  • Their thin skin is barely detectable when cooked, making them extra-easy to prepare since there is no need to peel!

To prepare the squash, cut them in half, scoop out the seeds, and then slice into these cute little half-rings, a bit like little smiley faces. They’ll roast in a 425-degree oven 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 just two ingredients – sriracha sauce and greek yogurt. And, the cilantro sauce is a twist on my favorite mojo sauce. Made with cilantro, parsley, and garlic. What’s not to love? Sprinkle on some pepitas for a nutty, delicious crunch and get ready to take your tastebuds on an adventure!

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Roasted Squash with Chili Sauce and Cilantro

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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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4 - 6 servings

Ingredients

Squash

  • 2 delicata squash
  • 2/3 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • Black pepper (to taste)

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

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  • 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.
  • To make the chili sauce, stir together the yogurt and sriracha.
  • For the cilantro sauce, place cilantro, parsley, garlic and olive oil in a food processor and pulse until smooth. Season to taste with salt.
  • To serve, place squash on a platter and top with sauces, garnish with extra chopped cilantro and pepitas.
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Nutrition

Calories: 323kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 49mg | Potassium: 900mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 3130IU | Vitamin C: 29mg | Calcium: 110mg | Iron: 2.1mg

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Wine Pairings for Delicata Squash: 

  • A bright Pinot Gris fits the bill here. Alsace and Oregon offer great ones.

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