Recipe for a vegan Mediterranean Couscous Butternut Squash Boat with a sour cream dip! Super healthy and delicious. It’s the perfect fall recipe!
My mother brought me a super cute smaller butternut squash and I had way to few pumpkins this saison so I was eager to try out something new. I wanted to make something really healthy, fresh and light; may I present: Mediterranean Couscous Butternut Squash Boat.
Although it takes about a 3/4 hour to bake the squash, it’s totally worth it! Even my boyfriend liked it and he was really, really skeptical about it at first :) I topped it off with a vegan sour cream sauce and some za’atar (an Eastern Mediterranean Spice Blend). Yummiiieeeh!
I think this Mediterranean Couscous Butternut Squash Boat was one of the most healthiest dishes I’ve ever eaten. Butternut Squash is great source of fibre, vitamin C, A & E, magnesium and potassium. So what’s not to love about this dish :)
Butternut Squash Boat
Ingredients for the Butternut Squash Boat
Ingredients for the sour cream dip
- 4 tablespoons vegan sour cream
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- a squeeze of lemon juice
- Preheat the oven to 400°F/200°C.
- Cut the butternut squash in half and take out the seedy part and cut carefully, not too deep a grid into the flesh.
- Drizzle olive oil over it & a pinch of salt for each squash half.
- Place the squash on a baking sheet with the top side down and put it in the oven for about 45 minutes (depending on how big your squash is).
- When the squash is soft, turn it to have the top side on top and use a grill function (if you have that in your oven) and place it back again for about 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile in a large pot heat the water for the couscous with 1/2 teaspoon of salt, the curry powder & the za'atar.
- When the water boils, add in the couscous, put the lid on top and take it off the stovetop (the couscous will be ready in a minute or two).
- Make the sour cream dip by mixing all ingredients for the dip together.
- When the squash gets a nice color on top, add the couscous and the sour cream dip and ready is your super healthy and great looking Mediterranean Couscous Butternut Squash Boat!
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