Roasted Delicata Squash with Tahini

The rich tahini sauce perfectly complements the winter squash while providing heart benefits through oils in the sesame seeds. 


Serves 4-6  

  • 2-3 delicata squash (about 2 pounds) 
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil 
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt 
  • 2 tablespoons tahini 
  • Juice from 1 lemon 


Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. 

Clean squash well. Slice into rings 1/2-inch thick and remove seeds and pulp by slicing inner edge of squash rings. 

Toss with 1 tablespoon olive oil and place on a baking sheet in a single layer. Sprinkle with one pinch of salt per pan and roast about 10-12 minutes on each side until soft and browned on edges. 

While squash is roasting, blend remaining olive oil, salt, tahini, and lemon in a food processor or by hand until well combined. 

Remove squash from oven, allow to cool slightly, and serve with tahini sauce for dipping.