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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