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Steamed Butternut Squash with Almond Sauce

This is an easy side dish to make that will compliment many main courses. If you make the sauce ahead, do not heat it. It is best to just let it come to room temperature.

Steamed Butternut Squash with Almond Sauce Prep and Cook Time: 30 minutes

1 medium sized butternut squash
cup peeled almonds
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 TBS fresh lemon juice
3 TBS olive oil
2/3 cup water
2 TBS chopped parsley
salt and pepper to taste


  1. Bring water to a boil in a steamer with tight fitting lid. Peel butternut squash and cut into about 2 inch chunks. Steam until tender, about 20 minutes.
  2. If almonds need to be peeled, bring small amount of water to a boil and submerge almonds in water for just a couple minutes. Peels will slip off easily.
  3. Toast peeled almonds in 375 oven until you can start to smell them, about 10 minutes. Place them in blender along with garlic, lemon juice, water, parsley, salt and pepper. While blending add olive oil a little at a time. Drizzle over baked squash. You will have some sauce left over. It will save in the refrigerator for days.

    Serves 4

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Nutritional Profile

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Steamed Butternut Squash with Almond Sauce
1.00 serving
180.65 calories
Nutrient Amount %DV Nutrient
World's Healthiest
Foods Rating
vitamin A 11019.00 IU 220.4 22.0 excellent
vitamin C 35.87 mg 59.8 6.0 very good
dietary fiber 5.98 g 23.9 2.4 good
vitamin E 3.16 mg 15.8 1.6 good
manganese 0.31 mg 15.5 1.5 good
potassium 518.66 mg 14.8 1.5 good
World's Healthiest
Foods Rating
excellent DV>=75% OR Density>=7.6 AND DV>=10%
very good DV>=50% OR Density>=3.4 AND DV>=5%
good DV>=25% OR Density>=1.5 AND DV>=2.5%

In Depth Nutritional Profile for Steamed Butternut Squash with Almond Sauce

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