Lemon-Tahini Roasted Squash

This tangy dressing is perfect with the rich buttery flavor of the squash. The best part about acorn squash is that its skin is edible so there is no need to peel it!


Slice the squash in half, then into one inch pieces.  Toss together with the spices and some oil, and roast in oven until tender and lightly golden.TahiniSquash2

For the dressing, whisk everything together until smooth. Thin it out a bit with some water, just enough until you get the consistency you like. TahiniSquash3


Lemon-Tahini Roasted Squash

Marla Hingley
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Servings 4


  • 1 acorn squash halved & seeded
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • 3 Tbsp oil
  • Salt and pepper


  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • Zest from 1 lemon
  • 1 Tbsp tahini
  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes
  • Salt and pepper


  • Cut squash into 1” thick slices and place in a bowl. Toss with the cumin and oil and a sprinkle of salt and pepper.
  • Spread out into an even layer on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake at 425°F for 30 minutes or until tender. Place under broiler for last few minutes to brown tops.
  • For sauce, combine all ingredients and season to taste with salt and pepper. Add a bit of water if necessary to loosen until you get the consistency you desire, then drizzle over baked squash to serve.
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