How was everyone's weekend?
It's going to be a great week here in NY. Lots of auditions. Lots of fun things planned with friends!
Tonight for dinner, I made a tasty treat...Butternut Squash and Avocado Stacks w/ Sauteed Cabbage!
Wow...this was so. good!
I am a firm believer that avocado makes everything better:) And that includes butternut squash!
This beautiful dish is Gluten Free, Vegan, Specific Carb Diet and Body Ecology Diet friendly, and Paleo!
Here's what you need: (Serves one)
1/2 small butternut squash, sliced into 1/4 inch rounds
1 avocado, mashed
1/4 cabbage, chopped
1/2 tsp dried basil, divided
1/2 tsp dried oregano, divided
salt, pepper, EVOO
Then, cut 1/4 inch rounds. Next, in your largest non-stick skillet, place 2 tsps EVOO. Place your butternut squash in a single layer and sprinkle with 1/4 tsp of your dried herbs. Also sprinkle with salt and pepper. Let them cook, untouched for 6 minutes per side, until golden brown and caramelized.
Meanwhile, chop your cabbage, and mash your avocado with salt.
When your butternut squash is finished cooking, remove from the pan and set aside. Place another tsp EVOO into the pan, and add your cabbage to the pan, along with the remaining dried herbs. Saute the cabbage until it begins to wilt -- about 3 minutes.
To plate, alternate between butternut squash rounds, 2 Tbsp mashed avocado, and a small bit of cabbage. Serve over a bed of baby greens, if desired.
The butternut squash is super sweet, since it's been caramelized. It's chewy and a little sticky. It is complemented by the creamy and buttery avocado, and accented by the savory and crunchy cabbage!
The oregano and basil give this dish a wonderful warmth and herby note that heightens the savory elements of the dish.
And it's truly beautiful -- the orange and green jump off the plate! It looks like a regal dish with the height of the tower and the golden brown caramelization of the butternut squash.
I dare you to try it! :D
Until next time!