Moroccan Inspired Roasted Acorn Squash and Onions Recipe

The complex flavors of the spices in this vegetable dish combine with the sweet squash and savory  onion to create a taste sensation your family will love. Pair with our Green Olive Lamb Burgers for an easy meal that highlights healthy Mediterranean flavors.

1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1⁄2 teaspoon ground coriander
1⁄2 teaspoon ground ginger
1⁄2 teaspoon turmeric
  pinch of cayenne, more if you like it spicy , optional
1⁄4 teaspoon sea salt, or up to 1/2 teaspoon
1 medium acorn squash, 1½ pounds
2 medium yellow onions
2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  1. Preheat oven to 375°
  2. Mix all of the spices in a small bowl until well combined. Set aside.
  3. Trim both ends of the squash using a large sharp knife. Slice the squash horizontally into half-inch slices. Using a spoon, scrape the seeds and stringy pulp away from the flesh, leaving the squash in rings. Trim both ends of the onions and peel the skin away. Slice the onions horizontally into half-inch slices.
  4. Place the squash and onions in a large bowl, drizzle with the melted coconut oil, and sprinkle with the spice mixture. Gently toss to evenly coat the vegetables with the oil and spices. Don’t be tempted to break up the onions into individual rings—you want some of them to remain together in slices.
  5. Transfer the squash and onion mixture to a large baking sheet, placing the squash directly on the baking sheet and spreading the onions out around, on top of, and inside the squash rings.
  6. Bake for 35-40 minutes until vegetables are tender and just browned on top. Serve hot.

Source: Heather Pratt