Butternut Squash Recipes
Great all-rounder, butternut squash incredibly versatile and ideal to create tasty vegetarian and vegan recipes. Is it part of the great and diverse family on winter squash which includes varieties such as acorn squash, kabocha squash, pumpkin or spaghetti squash (to name a few).
With a gorgeous orange flesh naturally rich in beta carotene, vitamin Bs, potassium and fibre, butternut squash is an essential autumn and winter vegetable and helps support the immune system. It is also a good source of folates, an essential ingredient during pregnancy known to prevent neural-tube defects such as spina bifida.
How to cook butternut squash
Butternut squash is delicious roasted, mashed, grilled or simply baked. It makes superb soups, casseroles, curries, risottos, gratins. You can also add it to mash or cook it on its own in pies and savoury tarts.
Like sweet potatoes, butternut can also be added to baked goods such as muffins, bread and cakes.
What pairs well with butternut squash?
Its sweet nutty taste goes wonderfully well with cheese, curry, coconut, almonds, allspice, pasta, lemon, tamari mushrooms, kale, spinach, fruits, sage & rosemary.
A favourite ingredient of festive vegetarian and vegan recipes it never disappoints.
Here are a few vegan and vegetarian butternut squash recipes to try: Hasselback Butternut with Mushrooms, Butternut Squash Quinoa Casserole, Butternut & Spinach Curry, Curried Butternut Squash Soup or Roasted Butternut Squash Hummus.
UK Season: September to December.
Nutritional Content: another power food rich in phytonutrients and antioxidants. High in fibre, vitamin B6, vitamin C, folate and beta-carotene.
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