Roasted Acorn Squash with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette Dressing

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Acorn squash is amazing with lime! This recipe is hands down my favorite for acorn squash! Not showing in this picture is cilantro, but it is a delicious ingredient for this dish!

Ingredients for roasted squash:

  • 1 acorn squash, washed, cut in half, seeded, then cut into slices
  • 1-2 TBLS olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon or so of salt
  • Pepper to taste

Ingredients for Lime Vinaigrette Dressing:

  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • Juice of half a lime-about 1 TBLS of fresh lime juice, use less if it is bottled lime juice
  • 2 TBLS olive oil
  • 1 TBLS chopped fresh cilantro
  • Option: 1-2 teaspoons of honey
  • Option: 1 jalapeno or other chili pepper seeded and diced
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Directions:

Preheat oven to 450° F or 400°F convection.

Put the acorn squash slices into a medium-sized bowl, and evenly coat the slices with olive oil and salt. Place the slices on a cookie sheet (option to line it with parchment paper). Roast the squash for about 30 minutes, on a lower oven rack. You may need to flip the slices halfway through the cooking time for even browning.

To make the lime vinaigrette dressing,  put all the ingredients into a small jar with a lid, and shake it well.  When the squash is done cooking, place it on a platter. Drizzle the lime vinaigrette dressing over the squash slices.