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Shingled Butternut Squash with Harissa and Pistachio Dukkah

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This shigled butternut squash recipe, adapted from Bon Appetit, leans a bit spicy, tangy and smoky thanks to the generous use of homemade harissa (jarred versions available at specialty stores or on amazon make a good substitute), a peppery, garlicky condiment orginally from Tunisia, mixed with olive oil, and apple cider vinegar. It’s incredibly simple to put together, flavourful, and it tastes yummy.

  • 100 ml Olive oil
  • 60-80 g Harissa
  • 1 tbsp Apple cider vinegar
  • 3 Small butternut squashes, peeled
  • Sea salt
  • 1 tbsp Fresh parsley or arugula, chopped
  • 3 tbsp Raw pistachios
  • 2 tsp Sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp Fennel seeds
  1. Preheat oven to 190C/375F. Whisk together the olive oil, harissa, and apple cider vinegar in a large bowl to combine. Thinly slice butternut squashes crosswise on a mandoline 3mm/1/8inch thick.
  2. Add to bowl with harissa mixture and toss to coat. Season well with salt. Arrange the squashes so they are standing upright in concentric circles in a large baking dish, packing tightly. Sprinkle the chopped parsley over.
  3. Roast, brushing any accumulated harissa oil in dish onto squashes every 10–15 minutes, until soft and starting to brown on top, about 80 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, toss pistachios, sesame seeds, and fennel seeds on a small rimmed baking sheet. Toast alongside sweet potatoes until aromatic, about 5 minutes. Let cool, then chop coarsely. Set dukkah aside.
  5. Remove butternut squash from oven and brush with accumulated harissa oil. Sprinkle with prepared pistachio dukkah.

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Tom 13/11/21 01:47

...this is an interesting way to enjoy butternut squash!

Brian 13/11/21 01:54

That does look good, I like squash lots!

J.P. Alexander 13/11/21 03:24

Se ve muy rico. Gracia s por la receta. La haré pronto. Te mando un beso

David 13/11/21 04:43

Angie, We both love butternut squash but 'shingled' like this is a revelation for sure. Love the spices and harissa especially. Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

Graciela Bacino 13/11/21 06:11

How many delicious and delicious meals Angie offers us.
I follow you with interest and because I learn from your gastronomy, but many of the proposals are not viable in my country.
I leave you a hug; happy weekend!!

Graciela Bacino 13/11/21 06:31

I have searched and found a way to make Harissa and Dukkah in a homemade way.
Perhaps this way I can achieve the most similar dish possible. I like these flavors.
Thank you always.
Happy weekend.

Lola Martínez 13/11/21 09:11

Estupenda receta vegetal, las verduras nos gustan en general y al horno en particular. Y queda muy vistosa para ponerla en la mesa.
Un beso.

Federica Simoni 13/11/21 10:16

Magnifico piatto😋😋😋😋

kathyinozarks 13/11/21 10:34

beautiful looking dish Happy weekend

Happy Retiree's Kitchen 13/11/21 10:42

This dish has the wow factor. If only I had your photography skills.Beautiful Angie

eileeninmd 13/11/21 11:27

This dish looks beautiful and delicious. Thank you for sharing another great recipe. Take care, enjoy your day. Happy weekend!

delphine 13/11/21 12:15

Comme c'est appétissant j'aime beaucoup
Bon week end

DEZMOND 13/11/21 13:35

Looks very nice although that is a lot of time to cook, I'd probably ad half a cup of hot water with some vegeta to cook it in half an hour or less.

Nancy Chan 13/11/21 14:16

It looks beautiful and delicious. I wish to taste it.

babYpose 13/11/21 14:28

Looks so nicely arrange in circle surely delicious. Very tempting to taste it.

Kitchen Riffs 13/11/21 16:34

Fun idea! Really attractive, really tasty. I can never get enough harissa!

Chef Mimi 13/11/21 16:42

Amazing! I can't wait to make this!

Cooking Julia 13/11/21 19:02

This dish is wonderful and so flavorful!

Bill 13/11/21 20:00

I love butternut squash. Love to try this, it looks great.

Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine 13/11/21 21:27

the perfect fall delicious side dish love this!

rodzinatestuje 13/11/21 22:55

Wow! Beautiful picture! Everything looks so delicious! :)

Martyna 13/11/21 23:20

This looks very delicious 😊

Nammi 14/11/21 04:01

Yumm, I recently fell in love with butternut squash! So cant wait to try this version. Plus I have a tube of Harissa , yey!

Margaret D 14/11/21 04:43

That does look nice and intriguing.

Unknown 14/11/21 05:53 of the kind of peanut that i like so much...

your recipe make me imagine how their have a good smell..nice Angie..

have a nice weekend ^^

Rose world 14/11/21 11:18

Wow. Delish and beautifully made.

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 14/11/21 14:36

So pretty and flavorful!! Another winner, Angie!

Paolina 14/11/21 14:44

Sarà una zucca dal gusto speciale! Quanto mi piacerebbe assagiare i piatti che prepari! Complimenti!

Królowa Karo 14/11/21 16:33

It looks very beautiful. And tasty.

Roz | La Bella Vita Cucina 14/11/21 16:50

I've got to try harissa for the flavor it contributes to this beautiful dish. Perfectly in season too, Angie!

foodtravelandwine 15/11/21 02:48

Totally mouth watering!....ideal for Thanksgiving!!.......Abrazotes, Marcela

Kelly | Foodtasia 15/11/21 04:05

So wonderful, Angie! So full of flavor!

Yvonne @ Fiction Books Reviews 15/11/21 05:55

OMG! This dish looks amazing and another one which is so full of complementing flavours.

I am really into some of the spicy and flavoursome regional dips and dressings you so often feature. I'm sure I was born into the wrong culture!

Have a lovely Monday :)

Valentina 15/11/21 07:12

Festive, healthy and so pretty. Love it for the holiday season. :-) ~Valentina

speedy70 15/11/21 09:14

Strepitoso questo piatto con la zucca che adoro!!!

Lovely 15/11/21 10:38

You make me want to try them! Looks tempting!

Jeff the Chef 15/11/21 14:27

I've made potatoes like this, but not squash. And when I say "like," I don't mean with such interesting additions as pistachios! This is lovely holiday side dish.

The Velvet Runway 15/11/21 14:52

This looks so delicious! I need to try this recipe!
Julia x

Catherine 15/11/21 19:16

Dear Angie,

What a beautiful dish to place on the holiday table. Delicious!! Hope all is well my friend. xo

Hena Tayeb 15/11/21 20:51

Mmm.. that looks fantastic.

savorthebest 15/11/21 20:52

That is such a beautiful way to serve butternut squash. Terrific recipe

Torviewtoronto 15/11/21 22:27

beautiful fall presentation

Balvinder 15/11/21 23:59

This looks beautiful and delicious! What is your trick to slice so thinly?

tigerfish 16/11/21 03:34

A mandolin does make it easier huh? I can't imagine using a knife for those uniformly sliced butternut squash.

Angie's Recipes 16/11/21 04:46

@Balvinder I just used a very sharp knife, but a mandolin works even better :-)

Easyfoodsmith 16/11/21 08:24

This looks amazing and sounds so so delicious! I first didn't read the caption and just saw the picture and thought of it being a cake :P

gluten Free A_Z Blog 16/11/21 14:40

The colors, flavors, and presentation of this beautiful recipe are blowing me away. I love it!

[Reply] 16/11/21 15:35

Beautiful presentation and sounds amazing!

Suja Manoj 16/11/21 19:35

Looks beautiful and delicious. Love it!

Ben | Havocinthekitchen 16/11/21 19:40

Perhaps, that's one of the most impressive ways to serve butternut squash I've ever seen. Loving the addition of pistachios and fennel seeds, too.

Raymund 16/11/21 21:23

Love this, it reminds me of Hasselback potatoes

Lowcarb team member 16/11/21 23:00

Looks amazing and I'm sure it tastes amazing too.

All the best Jan

Valentina 29/11/21 05:49

Such a unique and beautifully delicious fall dish. Perfect for the holiday season. :-) ~Valentina

Noob Cook 2/12/21 04:30

What a beautiful way to present squash and represent autumn.

Choclette 7/12/21 18:15

This is such a pretty way to present butternut squash. And I'm in love with the sound of pistachio dukkah.


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