Roasted Acorn Squash with Shallots + Parsley Oil

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Serves 4

This dish can be made ahead of time, and warmed to serve. Or blended into soup. Store extra parsley oil in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.  

Ingredients

  • 2 acorn squash
  • 8 shallots
  • 1/4 cup olive oil, divided
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • sea salt, to taste
  • black pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup parsley, finely minced
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds, optional {see notes}

Directions

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.

Using a sharp knife cut the squash in half and scoop out the seeds. Then cut each half into four wedges. Trim the shallots and remove the outer peel. 

Arrange the squash and shallots in the tray and drizzle on two tablespoons olive oil, and a pinch of salt. Roast for 30 minutes, rotating the squash and shallots halfway through. The squash and shallots are done when they are golden brown, soft and tender.

Meanwhile while the squash and shallots are roasting, whisk together in a small bowl the remaining olive oil, apple cider vinegar, and a pinch of both salt and pepper. 

Spoon the parsley oil over the squash and shallots and toss lightly to coat.

Plate and serve warm. 

Recipe Notes

To make this dish extra festive, and delicious, add pomegranate on top as a garnish. 

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