Throughout the fall and winter, Boston Organics delivers a bevy of winter squash varieties. Whether it’s a butternut, acorn, delicata, or a plump pumpkin, there are tons of ways to cook autumn’s most delicious gourds. Before you decide how to use one in your next meal, we’ve got some fresh ideas to spice up squash season!
Pair it with great flavors
The meat of a squash is very absorbent and soaks up flavors like a sponge while roasting. For your next squash roast, drizzle it with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and add some of these spices to your dish. You could even mix a couple of them to add more flavor! (We’ve starred some combinations that we think go well together. Find the combinations by their color coded stars.)
- Sage & Rosemary ****
- Garlic & Ginger ****
- Chili Peppers & Curry**
- Maple Syrup & Chopped Apples**
Make it an entrée
Squash is great on its own for a side dish, but it can make a great entrée when you add some supporting ingredients. Try one of these hearty squash entrees! (And check out our recipes page for even more tasty ideas!)
- Pizza with Crispy Kale, Butternut Squash, Bacon & Smoked Mozzarella
- Garlic-Chard Stuffed Acorn Squash with Gruyere
- Pasta with Roasted Winter Squash and Ricotta Salata
- Provencal Squash with White Beans
Use every little bit
Save the seeds while you prepare your squash. They can be roasted with salt and pepper or any other spices for an added treat. Here are some ideas for what to do with your roasted seeds when finished.
- Salad topper – toss on salads for an added crunch.
- Trail Mix –mix them with nuts and dried fruits for a healthy trail mix.
- Pizza Topping – sprinkle on homemade pizza for a unique flavorful topping.