Spicy Roasted Butternut Squash

Roasted butternut squash with an exotic spice rub elevates a sweet squash into something delectable.  If you like roasted butternut squash and the wonderful flavor of spices, I promise this spicy roasted butternut squash will knock your socks off.  My friend Shalini brought this variation of roasted butternut squash for a dinner gathering and I can honestly say the platter was wiped clean by all 😋.  Everyone loved it!

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Spicy Roasted Butternut Squash
recipe contributed by Shalini

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb butternut squash cut into small chunks
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder or paprika (optional)
  • Salt
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 lemon
  • Olive oil

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • In a large bowl place the butternut squash and sprinkle all the spices and salt and toss together.  Drizzle with 2 tbsp olive oil and using your hands incorporate the oil to coat the butternut squash.

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  • Spread the squash onto a baking sheet and cook in the oven for 30 – 40 minutes until the squash is tender. Tossing around at the half way mark.

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  • Transfer roasted squash onto a platter.

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  • Cut 1 avocado into wedges and place around the squash. Drizzle avocado with lemon juice and sprinkle salt and pepper. Serve right away.

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