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. Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2010

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  • Cut squash in quarters lengthwise; scoop out the seeds. Very thinly slice crosswise.

  • 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.

  • 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 Facts

172 calories; 8.7 g total fat; 1.1 g saturated fat; 151 mg sodium. 436 mg potassium; 24.7 g carbohydrates; 4.8 g fiber; 13 g sugar; 1.9 g protein; 11227 IU vitamin a iu; 16 mg vitamin c; 22 mcg folate; 56 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 41 mg magnesium; 4 g added sugar;

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