What’s in Season? Acorn Squash
Make it a point this Fall to visit Haywood County’s tailgate markets and roadside stands. A visit will give you an opportunity to check out the wonderful fall and winter vegetables available as well as meet the local farmers who grow them.
A fall favorite, Acorn Squash, is a healthy addition to any meal. This winter squash is rich in vitamin A and carotenoids, which have been shown to benefit heart health and immunity while promoting healthy skin. It’s also a good source of dietary fiber, which helps keep blood sugar levels stable. The following recipe for Honey-Balsamic Roasted Acorn Squash with Rosemary will smell as wonderful as it tastes as it roasts in your oven! Popular Dumpling Squash can be substituted in this recipe.
- 3 Tbs. Olive Oil – divided
- 1 Acorn or 2 dumpling squash cut into wedges
- 3 Tbs. Balsamic Vinegar
- Salt, freshly ground black pepper
- 2 Tbs. Honey
- 2 Tbs. minced fresh Rosemary
- Preheat oven to 400 ºF
- Cover a rimmed baking sheet with foil and grease with 1 Tbs. olive oil
- In a large bowl toss the squash with vinegar and remaining oil.
- Season with salt and pepper
- Arrange the squash on the pan
- Roast for 20 minutes
- Turn the squash over, drizzle with honey, sprinkle with rosemary
- Roast for 15-20 minutes more until the squash is soft and slightly caramelized.