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Friday, May 25, 2012

Butternut Mash with Orange-Sesame Drizzle

Butternut Mash with Orange-Sesame Drizzle
Vegan; Serves 4; 30 minutes or fewer

Since we have welcomed fall (still with 90 degree weather), this is perfect for a light fall meal. Serve with a salad and crusty bread for a great compliment. So, when I made this the first time, it was bland, everything with the stars is how I modified the orignal recipe.

1 lb. butternut squash, peeled and cut into bite-size pieces (2 cups)
1 cup low-sodium vegetable broth
**1/2 cube of no-chicken bouillion cube mixed in 1/2 cup water (it's vegan)
1 1/2 Tbs. thawed frozen orange juice concentrate (I use fresh squeeze)
**1 tsp. orange zest
2 tsp. toasted sesame seeds
1 tsp. reduced-sodium tamari
1 tsp. toasted sesame oil
**1/2 tsp. minced fresh ginger
1 green onion, trimmed and thinly sliced

1. Bring squash and broth to a boil in saucepan. Reduce heat to medium, partially cover, and cook 12 minutes, or until squash is very tender and most of the broth is absorbed. Mash with a potato masher until chunky-smooth. Transfer to serving bowl.

2. Whisk together orange juice, sesame seeds, tamari, sesame oil, and ginger in a small bowl. Drizzle over squash, and garnish with green onion.

Per 1-cup serving: 62 cal.; 1 gram prot.; 2 grams total fat (<1 gram sat. fat); 11 grams carb.; 0 mg chol.; 105 mg sod.; 2 grams fiber; 4 grams sugars

Found:Vegetarian Times October 2011

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