Delicata Tahini Squash

Prep Time:  5 minutes
Cooking Time:  30 minutesA bin of delicata squash at an October farmer's market.
Yields: 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 2 delicata squashes (about 7 inches long)
  • 3 tablespoons tahini
  • 1 tablespoon tamari
  • Pinch of cayenne (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • Black pepper

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Slice squash in circular discs about 1/8 inch thick, leaving seeds.
  3. In a small bowl mix tahini, tamari, cayenne and water, adding a bit of water to get a creamy consistency.
  4. In a large bowl, mix squash slices in sauce until each piece is coated.
  5. Place on a non-stick baking sheet, sprinkle with pepper and place in the oven for 15 minutes.
  6. Flip pieces and bake another 15 minutes, or until the squash is soft and tender.