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Spicy Roasted Acorn Squash (Recipe)

Spicy Roasted Acorn Squash (Recipe)


Looking for a (slightly) milder version? Remove the seeds of the fresh chile, and add a little of the chopped chile at a time to reach desired taste.

Spicy Roasted Acorn Squash.


  • 2 Acorn squash, halved lengthwise, stemmed, seeded, and cut into 3/4-inch wide wedges
  • 6 Tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 Clove garlic, minced
  • About 1 1/2 Tablespoons fresh lime juice, to taste
  • 1-2 Teaspoons finely chopped fresh hot red chile
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped cilantro

1. Arrange oven so that the racks are in the upper 1/3 and the lower 1/3. Preheat to 450 degrees F.
2. Place squash wedges in a bowl. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons oil, season with salt and pepper, and toss to coat. Transfer wedges, cut sides facing down, to 2 large baking pans. Place pans in oven and roast until tender and golden brown on the undersides, 25-35 minutes; switch the pans halfway through roasting.
3. Meanwhile, mash minced garlic with 2 pinches of salt to form a paste. Place the paste in a small bowl. Add lime juice, chile, and cilantro and whisk to combine. Drizzle in remaining 1/4 cup oil while continuing to whisk until vinaigrette is emulsified.
4. Place squash on serving platter and drizzle with vinaigrette.

Recipe Credit: Epicurious.

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Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and womenís issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.


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2:40AM PST on Feb 18, 2014

I should explain, the word “coriander” is derive from the Greek word for bedbug, and that cilantro aroma “has been compared with the smell of bug-infested bedclothes”. Enjoy.

2:37AM PST on Feb 18, 2014

I hate cilantro.

6:31AM PST on Feb 17, 2014


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2:03AM PST on Feb 16, 2014

Oh, it's acorn squash! I thought it was a dish made of acorns and I wondered whether they were edible.

2:23AM PST on Feb 8, 2014

Thank you :)

5:40AM PST on Feb 7, 2014


5:24AM PST on Feb 7, 2014

Sounds yummy...thanks for sharing.

5:48PM PST on Feb 6, 2014


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