Cranberry-Apricot Delicata Squash

Cranberry-Apricot Delicata Squash

3 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2010

Slice delicata as thinly as you can, toss it in the steamer and you have an almost instant side dish. We like it tossed with dried cranberries, apricots and sliced almonds, but try it with any dried fruit and nuts you have on hand.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 1 pound delicata squash (about 1 large)
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider or apple juice
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • ¼ cup chopped dried apricots
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped chives
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sliced almonds (see Tip)


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  1. Cut squash in quarters lengthwise; scoop out the seeds. Very thinly slice crosswise.
  2. Bring 1 inch of water to a boil in a saucepan fitted with a steamer basket. Steam the squash until just tender, 5 to 7 minutes.
  3. Whisk oil, cider (or juice), salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add the squash, apricots cranberries and chives; toss to coat. Serve sprinkled with almonds.
  • To toast sliced almonds, place in a small dry skillet and cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until fragrant and lightly browned, 2 to 4 minutes.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: about ⅔ cup
  • Per serving: 172 calories; 9 g fat(1 g sat); 5 g fiber; 25 g carbohydrates; 2 g protein; 22 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 13 g sugars; 4 g added sugars; 11,227 IU vitamin A; 16 mg vitamin C; 56 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 151 mg sodium; 436 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (225% daily value), Vitamin C (27% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 1 starch, ½ fruit, 2 fat

Reviews 3

November 18, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
I added some sliced firm apples and steamed them with the squash. Other than that, I followed the recipe. I took it to a pot luck and it was all gone!
November 17, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
Sounds great can't wait to try it.
October 30, 2010
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By: hooptyvan
Easy to make. Very tasty! Forgot the almonds. Had them on the table - but forgot them. Will try them on the leftovers tomorrow.
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