I came across this lovely and simple Oh She Glows recipe for Garlicky Baked Butternut Squash while watching one of my favorite vegan Youtubers, Jen Kayna.
I have made this now several times and it never disappoints. Butternut squash is probably the easiest squash to peel, you can even do it with a potato peeler!
This recipe is very versatile. Take liberties and use fresh or pre-minced garlic and even rotate the herbs (parsley, basil, or cilantro).
We basically had this as our main—splitting the one squash between us both—using it as a ‘dressing’ for a heaping bowl of greens.
Butternut squash fun facts…
If you get weird crackly, waxy-looking, dry hands while handling butternut squash—it is most likely a result of an excreting sap from a not quite ripe squash. It’s just a self-defense mechanism that allows the squash to scab over. It took almost two days for my hands to recover, it kind of feels like you dipped them in glue.
And now I wear gloves. Because I will never stop buying butternut squash.
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