Roasted Acorn Squash with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette Dressing


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


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.