Sesame Glazed Acorn Squash | Vegan
I said it again! Acorn squash is my favorite fall vegetable. It looks so fun with its ribbed shape that makes any dinner look fancy. You really don’t have to overcomplicate things when cooking it either.
It has a great taste on its own -slightly sweet, buttery and nutty- so just with a few more ingredients you can enhance and compliment its taste. My favorite way to cook this is baking it for a long time until it gets caramelized and serve it as a side dish.
Here, I sliced the squash widthwise so you can actually see it’s beautiful shape then brushed them with olive oil, soy sauce and maple syrup sauce and garnished them with some coarse salt and sesame seeds and baked them for 45 minutes.
You will end up with perfectly caramelized slices that are sweet with a kick of saltiness because of the salt and a nutty aftertaste of the sesame.
These will make a great side dish or you can add them in quinoa salads. You can definitely eat the skin, just make sure you wash them well. Also feel free to add more sesame seeds or salt if you would like!
- 1/2 accord squash sliced widthwise (as pictured)
- 1 1/2 tbsp sesame oil
- 1 Tbsp soy sauce
- 1 Tbsp maple syrup
- few pinches coarse salt
- few pinches sesame seeds
- Preheat your oven at 370 degrees.
- Line a pan with parchment paper and lay your acorn squash.
- In a bowl mix together oil, maple syrup, maple syrup.
- Brush your squash lightly with the liquid (both sides) and sprinkle some coarse salt and sesame seeds. You should set aside half of your liquid.
- Bake for 30 minutes then brush the squash with the rest of the liquid.
- Bake for 15 minutes more until the edges your slices look caramelized and golden brown.
- Remove from oven and serve.