Grilled Maple Glazed Squash

By marisa r – vaughan, ON
Grilled Maple Glazed Squash
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Total Time: 30
  • Servings: 4

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About this Recipe

Maple sweetened squash with charred grill marks scented with mint, lime and oregano give this side dish a new twist of flavor and colour. What a great easy and healthy side, perfect for Maple Leaf Prime fully cooked entrées like Turkey with Gravy or Sweet & Sour Pork


1 acorn squash, washed, sliced into 1 inch rounds, seeded
1 lime zested and cut in half
1 tbsp tahini paste (sesame paste)
1 clove of garlic, peeled and finely chopped
2 tsp maple syrup, plus 1 tsp extra for marinade
1 tbsp EVOO or sesame oil, plus extra
3 sprigs each of mint and oregano, chopped
salt and pepper to taste


Brush squash with extra oil lightly.
Place squash directly on BBQ grill on med.low heat.
Cook until fork tender approx. approx. 15-20min depending on heat.
Set aside and allow to cool to the touch.
Place lime on grill cut side down. Grill for 5 min to achieve grill marks. Set aside to cool to touch

Prepare the Dressing:
Place the tahini, zest, garlic, olive oil or sesame oil, extra maple syrup, 1/4 tsp pepper and 1/2 tsp salt in a small ramekin. Squeeze the lime halves into the mixture, stir to blend.
Gently cut the skin of the squash off.
Cube into 1/2"-3/4" pieces.

Drizzle with dressing toss to coat. Can be served warm or room temperature. Readjust seasoning.

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