Autumn Baked Acorn Squash Fries

After eating these delicious baked fries at a local restaurant, I had to re-create the recipe myself! Acorn squash is nutrient-dense and rich in antioxidants, dietary fiber, vitamin A, potassium, and beta carotene. This healthy vitamin and mineral packed carb can help improve vision, boost immunity, promote better skin, control diabetes, regulate blood pressure and prevent osteoporosis. These sweet and savory fries are a perfect healthy fall side dish or appetizer.

Ingredients:

  • 1 acorn squash

  • 2 TBSP olive oil

  • 1/8 cup Rao's pesto

  • 1/2 cup raw walnuts

  • 2 TBSP manuka honey

  • pinch of himalyan salt

  • pinch of black pepper

Directions:

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

  • Cut the bottom off the acorn squash to make it flat. Slice in half and scoop out the seeds and middle with a spoon. Cut squash into 1/4" slices.

  • Put walnuts into a bag and crush with a flat meat tenderizer.

  • Place acorn squash slices in a bowl and drizzle with olive oil. Add honey, walnuts, and pesto and toss until coated.

  • Place squash in a single layer on a baking sheet.

  • Sprinkle squash with salt and pepper.

  • Bake for 30 minutes and serve.

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