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Cranberry-Apricot Delicata Squash

November/December 2010

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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.



READER'S COMMENT:
"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! "
Cranberry-Apricot Delicata Squash Recipe

Makes: 4 servings, about 2/3 cup each

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Ingredients

  • 1 pound delicata squash (about 1 large)
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider or apple juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped dried apricots
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped chives
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sliced almonds (see Tip)

Preparation

  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.

Nutrition

Per serving: 171 calories; 9 g fat (1 g sat, 6 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 25 g carbohydrates; 4 g added sugars; 2 g protein; 5 g fiber; 151 mg sodium; 435 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (225% daily value), Vitamin C (26% dv).

Carbohydrate Servings: 1

Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fruit, 2 fat


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