Sweet and Sour Squash

As promised, below you’ll find out how to make delicious and nutritious sweet and sour squash.

Fun fact of the day: butternut squash is actually a fruit!  I never knew this.  I also found out recently that eggplant is a fruit – who knew! Anyways, butternut squash is full of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, potassium and fiber, and is high in beta carotene, which is an antioxidant that studies have linked to a lowered risk of breast cancer and better vision. There are loads of other nutrients and health benefits too, so give it a try!  Here is how to make this tasty Asian sweet and sour squash:

Peel and chop your squash into 1 inch cubes.

Cook squash over medium high heat until golden brown.  Add garlic for last minute.

Add sauce and cook for 10 minutes on medium low heat until it looks like the above picture.

 Enjoy!

Sweet and Sour Squash

Adapted from Mike Kostyo

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 butternut squash, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes

Directions:

1) Cut butternut squash into 1 inch cubes.

2) Mix together red wine vinegar, honey, and red pepper flakes in a small bowl.

3) Heat olive oil on pan to medium high heat.

4) Add squash and cook until golden brown (about 5 minutes), stirring occasionally with wooden spoon to prevent burning.

5) Add garlic to pan and cook for an additional minute.

6) Add sauce to pan and bring to a boil.

7) Reduce heat to medium low and cook for another 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until sauce forms a sticky glaze and squash is tender and caramelized.

8) Enjoy!

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One Response to Sweet and Sour Squash

  1. Linda Tracz says:

    I love the Picture!!!!!!!!

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