Monday, January 26, 2009

Squash with Mexican Flavors

Inspiration:
Adapted from Emily's blog, originally from the cooking school Chez Cherie.

Ingredients:
  • 4 cups butternut squash cubes
  • 1 yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • salt and pepper
  • chili powder
  • drizzle of olive oil
  • 1 can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup spicy green salsa
  • 1 cup corn kernels, fresh or frozen and thawed
  • 1 1/2 cups grated Mexican-blend cheese

Instructions:
  1. Place the squash cubes and onion on a baking sheet, and season with salt, pepper and chili powder to taste.

  2. Drizzle with olive oil and roast until squash is tender, about 18-20 minutes.

  3. Toss roasted squash with drained beans, salsa, corn and cheese. Heat in a covered skillet until warmed through. Remove from heat, adjust seasonings to taste, sprinkle with cheese, and cover until cheese melts.


Notes: We really enjoyed this new flavor combination. We used Mrs. Renfro's Green Salsa, which is really spicy. We added some sour cream to counteract the heat and because sour cream is good!

Tim's Rating: 8.5/10
Liz's Rating: 8.5/10

5 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

Oooh, delish!!

Maria said...

I love the color going on here!

pinkstripes said...

Oh, yummy. That sounds really good. Thanks for sharing.

Deborah said...

Delicious, and so full of color!!

Aubrey West said...

I would really include this to my list of healthy food recipes. It really looks delicious and indeed colorful. Thanks!