As the fresh sweet tastes of summer produce recede each year, I rediscover the delights of winter squashes. Long-lasting and loaded with a big helping of vitamins and minerals, winter squashes are an extraordinarily versatile and flavorful staple in the cold-weather kitchen.
Although each variety has its own appeal, the long and slender pale yellow gourd known as the sweet potato or delicata squash tops my list for its ease of use and tender sweet flavor. Easy to peel and seed, and with very little loose or stringy flesh to scoop out, the scooped-out halves also make an attractive and perfect-sized serving dish — as with this Caribbean-style bean and squash recipe dressed up with peanut butter, banana and spices.
|Caribbean-Style Black Bean & Delicata Squash|
|Recipe by Lisa Turner|
Published on December 22, 2009
Caribbean-style black bean and sweet potato squash with peanut butter, banana and spices served in squash shells
Other winter squash recipes you may enjoy:
Red Bean and Squash Soup
Sweet Potato Squash Soup with Pinto Beans and Chard
Butternut Squash Sambar
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