Roasted Delicata Squash & Creamy Blue Cheese Sauce
This roasted delicata squash makes an excellent vegetarian Thanksgiving side. Roast the squash and marinate the cabbage ahead of time to easily assemble this dish before the big meal.
Author: Jeanine Donofrio
Recipe type: Side dish, salad
Serves: 4 as a side
2 medium delicata squash
Extra-virgin olive oil
2 cups shredded red cabbage
2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
½ teaspoon maple syrup
2 teaspoons dried currants
½ cup plain whole milk Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon crumbled blue cheese
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice, more for squeezing
½ garlic clove, minced
¼ teaspoon cumin
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese
2 tablespoons toasted pepitas
¼ cup fresh parsley leaves
Preheat the oven to 425°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Slice the delicata squash in half lengthwise, scoop out the seeds, and cut into ½-inch half moons. Toss the squash with drizzles of olive oil and sprinkles of salt and pepper. Spread evenly onto the baking sheet and roast for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown around the edges.
In a medium bowl, combine the cabbage with ½ teaspoon of olive oil, the apple cider vinegar, maple syrup, currants, ¼ teaspoon of salt, and a few grinds of pepper. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, stir together the yogurt, 1 tablespoon of blue cheese, the lemon juice, garlic, 1 teaspoon of olive oil, the cumin, ⅛ teaspoon salt, and a few grinds of pepper. Set aside.
Assemble the salad on a large platter by slathering the yogurt onto the platter (depending on the size of your platter, you may not use all of it). Top with the roasted squash, red cabbage, 2 tablespoons of blue cheese, and the toasted pepitas. Season to taste with more lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Garnish with parsley leaves.
Recipe by Love and Lemons at https://www.loveandlemons.com/roasted-delicata-squash-creamy-blue-cheese-sauce/