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Acorn Squash with Curried Lentils

Acorn Squash with Curried Lentils

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Course: Main Course
Keyword: Curried Turmeric, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 2

Ingredients

  • 1 Acorn Squash whole
  • 1 tsp cooking oil
  • 1-3.5oz pkg Yumbini Curried Turmeric Lentils and Rice
  • 2 Tbsp Dried Fruit (apple, mango, raisin, dried cherry) OR: 1/2 fresh apple or pear
  • 2 Tbsp Chopped walnuts or cashews
  • 1 Tbsp Butter or vegan butter

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 450°F.
  • Microwave the Acorn Squash 1-2 minutes on high to soften slightly so easier to cut.
  • Cut Squash in half with a sharp knife. (Note: if it is still too hard to cut, microwave for another minute.)
    Easy to cut squash if you microwave it first.
  • Scrape out the seeds and pulp. Rub cooking oil on the cut edges.
    So easy!
  • Place the two halves of squash, cut side down, on a flat baking pan.
    Yumbini stuffed into baked squash is delicious and easy!
  • Bake at 450 F for 20 minutes or until the squash is soft when poked with a fork.
  • While the squash is cooking, prepare the Yumbini according to package directions and set aside.
  • If using dried fruit, place it in a small bowl of water to plump up.
    Shows how to soak dried fruit before mixing with Yumbini to make it even more delicious with no added sugar.
  • If using fresh apple or pear, chop into small pieces. Eat the other pear or apple half as an appetizer.
    Add chopped apples to Yumbini for natural sweetness.
  • Chop the nuts.
    Healthy nuts and healthy Yumbini - fast!
  • If using dried fruit, drain off the water and discard. Stir together the Yumbini, fruit and nuts.
    Easy recipes with Yumbini taste great.
  • When the squash is soft, remove from oven and flip "cup side" up. Fill the Yumbini mixture into the squash, pressing down and mounding it up in the center.
    Shows how to stuff Yumbini into healthy squash - pile it high and pack it in!
  • Top each Yumbini-filled squash half with a very thin slice (1/2 Tbsp) of butter.
    Its okay to use a little bit of butter for flavor!
  • Return to the oven and bake another 10 minutes, until hot and butter has melted.
  • To eat, scoop the Yumbini and squash out of the "bowl" made of the squash skin. (The skin is edible but probably pretty tough!)
  • Serve with a green salad. You and your meal-mate will be stuffed!

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