Recipe: Moroccan Spiced Roasted Butternut Squash With Caramelized Onions
Posted Feb 18 2013 6:16am
Vegetables can get bland and boring any this spice rub keeps it flavorful and interesting. It works on chicken, sweet potatoes, or any kind of root vegetable. The roasting process caramelizes the onions making them sweet – a great contrast to the spices in the mixture.
1 butternut squash, peeled, seeded and diced
1/2 large onion, cut into large chunks
1 clove garlic, grated
1 tablespoon paprika
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 dash turmeric
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
fresh mint/parsley/cilantro for garnish (optional)
Preheat the oven to 425°. Add the spices, garlic, and olive oil into a bowl and mix well. Spread the squash and onions onto a baking sheet, pour on the marinade, and mix well so every piece is covered in the mixture. Bake for 15-20 minutes, turning the vegetables over once halfway through. Garnish with fresh mint, parsley, or cilantro before serving.