Brussels Sprouts, Butternut Squash, Main Dishes, Salads and Sides

Warm Brussels Sprouts and Butternut Squash Salad

INGREDIENTS:
FOR THE BUTTERNUT SQUASH:
12 ounces butternut squash, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
1 orange juiced
pinch ground cinnamon
pinch ground cloves
pinch ground allspice
pinch cayenne pepper
1 large shallot, chopped
3/4 pound Brussel sprouts, shredded or very thinly sliced
1/4 cup toasted pecans, chopped
2 tablespoons currants or raisins
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme, chopped
ground black pepper, to taste
INSTRUCTIONS:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix the squash with the orange juice, cinnamon, cloves, allspice and cayenne. Place the mixture in a baking pan, cover with foil and roast until tender and caramelized but still firm when a fork is inserted, about 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, heat 2 tablespoons water in a large skillet and saute shallot for 1 minute, add shredded Brussels sprouts and cook for 2-3 minutes, until warm and slightly wilted. Add a small amount of additional water if needed to prevent from sticking.

Place roasted butternut squash and sauteed Brussels sprouts in a bowl and toss with pecans, currants, vinegar and thyme. Season with black pepper.

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Butternut Squash, Salads and Sides, Sweet Potato

Colorful Potato and Summer Squash Salad

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Makes 4 to 6 servings

If cooking in Instant Pot Pressure Cooker:
Squash: 0 to 1 minute low pressure with quick release, or steam
Potatoes: 2 to 3 minutes high pressure with quick release or steam
(or you can steam it instead)

1 to 2 pounds assorted summer squash, cut into pieces
1 pound small potatoes, cut into bite sized pieces
1 small red or yellow onion, diced
1/2 cup chopped tomatoes or red pepper
3 tablespoons minced fresh basil or parsley
1 to 2 teaspoons crumbled dry mint or 1 tablespoon fresh chopped mint
2 to 4 tablespoons golden balsamic, other other, vinegar
Salt substitute and freshly ground pepper, to taste

This is simple to cook. Cook the squash separately until firm but done. In the pressure cooker, this takes 30 seconds to 1 minute on low pressure with a quick release or you can steam it instead.
Pressure cook, or steam, the potatoes. Any type of potatoes will work. Purple potatoes will look very pretty.
Chill each part, which you can put in the same bowl. Drizzle half the vinegar on before chilling.
When ready to serve add the chopped onion, tomatoes, herbs and the remaining vinegar and oil. Add salt substitute and pepper, to taste.
Note: It tastes good for at least a couple of days after it’s made.

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Beans, Butternut Squash, Corn, Easy Delicious Recipes, Instant Pot / Pressure Cooker

Butternut Squash Stew In Instant Pot

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Ingredients:

4 cups cubed butternut squash (1 medium sized butternut squash peeled and seeded)
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1 (26 oz.) container unsalted chopped tomatoes (Pomi)
1/2 (15 oz.) can salsa (Newman’s Own Mild)
2 (15 oz.) can no salt black beans
1 12oz bag frozen organic corn
4 cups unsalted vegetable broth (can be homemade in Insta Pot)
2 tablespoons cumin
1 medium onion, chopped
½ cup raisins
½ bag chopped kale or spinach

Set Instant Pot pressure cooker on manual for 12 minutes.

Cook all ingredients except chopped kale or spinach which is added to wilt after cooking.

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