Delicata is a type of winter squash and is also known as peanut squash, Bohemian squash or sweet potato squash. I had never seen one before until I visited my local Fairway Market. They have such a wide variety of produce, amongst other things as I recently mentioned before in my Rosemary Roasted Yellow Carrots recipe. I loved the flavor of this squash, especially tossed with the maple syrup and fresh sage. And, besides a little odd look from Gabrielle because she first thought I had roasted peaches (hmmm....now there's an idea!), the family and I loved it. I just wish I had purchased another one it was so good! I would double the recipe if you are making this for more than two people.
Maple & Sage Roasted Delicata
1 Delicata, peeled
1 tbsp. Maple Syrup
1 tbsp. Fresh Sage, chopped
1 tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper, to taste
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
3. Add all ingredients to a bowl and mix well.
*Nutritional Information per Cup: Calories 126, Carbs 6.7g, Fat 7g, Protein 3.8g, Fiber 1.3g
*Calculations based on ingredients entered into CalorieCount and may not be 100% accurate.
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