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Delicata Squash

Makes 6 halves

The cylindrical green-and-yellow-striped delicata squash has sweet yellow flesh. Look for it in stores from September to November.

3 delicata squash
1 tablespoon Sesame Salt
1 freshly ground black pepper

Cut squash in half length-wise and remove seeds. Steam over boiling water until tender when pierced with a fork, about 15 minutes.

Sprinkle with Sesame Salt and pepper. Serve immediately.

Per 1/2 squash

  • Calories: 75
  • Fat: 0.9 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.1 g
  • Calories from Fat: 10.8%
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Protein: 1.8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 17.8 g
  • Sugar: 6.5 g
  • Fiber: 2.5 g
  • Sodium: 31 mg
  • Calcium: 83 mg
  • Iron: 1.3 mg
  • Vitamin C: 25.1 mg
  • Beta Carotene: 7575 mcg
  • Vitamin E: 2.1 mg

Source: Healthy Eating for Life to Prevent and Treat Cancer by Vesanto Melina, M.S., R.D.; recipe by Jennifer Raymond, M.S., R.D.