A seasonal and delicious twist on our favorite snack food! I prepared this last night in our fall inspired Healthy On You cooking class and it was a big hit. The subtle, yet sweet flavor of the butternut squash adds a delightful surprise to this lovely dip. Add garnishes like minced parsley, pepitas, pinenuts, and a generous splash of your favorite olive oil. It's easy and a great way to introduce fall to your friends and family!
Psst...don't forget the Healthy On You Moroccan Spice Blend garnished as pictured. Thank you ladies!!
Makes one generous sized bowl of dip
1 cup fresh butternut squash, peeled and cubed
1 15oz. can of organic chick peas drained and rinsed
4 cloves garlic, skin on
4 cloves garlic, peeled + minced
4 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
⅓ cup Tahini
¼ cup olive oil, plus more for roasting garlic & squash
¼ cup water
Sea salt + pepper to taste (tsp each)
½ cup fresh parsley, chopped (reserve some for garnishing)
¼ tsp ground cinnamon
1 tbsp. Healthy On You Moroccan Spice Blend + more for garnishing
Pre-heat your oven to 400°. In a a small bowl using your olive oil sprayer, coat the squash and skin-on garlic and toss with a pinch of salt and pepper. Place on a small baking sheet and roast in the over for 25 minutes until the squash is fork tender. Remove from oven and set aside.
Using your blender, add the chick peas, and all the ingredients except the parsley and blend until smooth. If its too thick, add a little more water to the blender. Then add most of the parley and continue to blend for 20 seconds.
Chill the mixture in the refrigerator and when ready, scoop into the prettiest bowl, and garnish with the pepitas/pine nuts, olive oil, HOY Moroccan Seasoning and remaining parsley. Enjoy!!
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Healthy On You Recipes and cooking tips by Samantha Binkley. Many of these recipes use Samantha's 100% Organic Spice Blends that take the guess work out of cooking.