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Acorn squash are an seasonal favorite of mine. They are the green squash with an orange center and a sweet nutty taste. They can be cooked in a number of ways everything from baked to sauteed or steamed. When you cut them open and scoop out the seeds they have a nice hollow center making them great to stuff. This recipe is an easy way to cook your squash without having to do a lot of preparation.
- 1 acorn squash
- 1 clove garlic chopped
- 1 tbsp cold or expeller pressed Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) (I like California Olive Rancher)
- 1 tsp basil
- 1 tsp cumin
- Pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit
- With a strong sturdy knife cut acorn squash into quarters
- Scoop out the seeds with an ice cream scoop or teaspoon
- Place the acorn squash pieces on a baking sheet
- Drizzle the olive oil on the squash
- Place the garlic, basil, and cumin on the squash pieces
- Cook in the oven for 40-45 minutes or until soft
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