October 4, 2017 5

Smoky Butternut Squash Sauce with Beans on Toast

Vegan, smoky butternut sauce with beans on toast.
Smoky Butternut Squash Sauce with Beans on Toast | Smoky butternut squash sauce that's vegan, gluten-free and two ingredients. A vegan butternut squash sauce to put on all your favorite fall foods.
The past few days have been hard on us.

Like so many of you, I’ve felt heavy sadness.

And helplessness.

And anger so deep I’d call it rage.

I am outraged.

This cannot be our new normal.

I’m left craving answers. And comfort food. Lots and lots of comfort food. So I came up with this smoky butternut squash sauce. It is vegan and gluten-free, and basically two ingredients plus some spices. It’s a great fall addition to make at the beginning of the week and slather it on everything from pasta to roasted vegetables to eggs to toast.

It’s Clean Program approved! If you follow me on Instagram, you might have noticed I’ve embarked on a twenty-one day cleanse/personal challenge. Today is day four. Yesterday was the hardest day so far and I seem to have broke the detox stage which is more than relieving. More on this journey soon!

The butternut squash sauce on toast is kind of a play on a hollandaise dish. Which by the way an addition of an egg would be fantastic here. I chose to leave it out because the beans add enough protein while keeping it totally plant-based. This recipe transcends meal times, and will add comfort to your breakfast, lunch or dinner.

This post is in partnership with Schar. A company that I’ve trusted and enjoyed for nearly ten years of eating gluten-free. Their baguettes are a staple in my home for days when I want to treat myself. They are the closest thing to Italian bread that I can find.

And their Artisan Baker 10 Grains & Seeds loaf, featured here is my sliced bread staple. The ingredients are whole, clean, simple foods, and Schar uses a unique sourdough recipe to make it. It’s loaded fiber and packed with some of my favorite naturally gluten-free ingredients like, quinoa, buckwheat, amaranth and flax, chia, sunflower and pumpkin seeds.

p.s. If you need more comfort food in your life right now {because really who doesn’t} here’s a veggie stuffing recipe that just might do the trick.

Peace, love, magic, xx.

Smoky Butternut Squash Sauce with Beans on Toast | Smoky butternut squash sauce that's vegan, gluten-free and two ingredients. A vegan butternut squash sauce to put on all your favorite fall foods. Smoky Butternut Squash Sauce with Beans on Toast | Smoky butternut squash sauce that's vegan, gluten-free and two ingredients. A vegan butternut squash sauce to put on all your favorite fall foods. Smoky Butternut Squash Sauce with Beans on Toast | Smoky butternut squash sauce that's vegan, gluten-free and two ingredients. A vegan butternut squash sauce to put on all your favorite fall foods. Smoky Butternut Squash Sauce with Beans on Toast | Smoky butternut squash sauce that's vegan, gluten-free and two ingredients. A vegan butternut squash sauce to put on all your favorite fall foods. Smoky Butternut Squash Sauce with Beans on Toast | Smoky butternut squash sauce that's vegan, gluten-free and two ingredients. A vegan butternut squash sauce to put on all your favorite fall foods. Smoky Butternut Squash Sauce with Beans on Toast | Smoky butternut squash sauce that's vegan, gluten-free and two ingredients. A vegan butternut squash sauce to put on all your favorite fall foods.

Smoky Butternut Squash Sauce with Beans on Toast
 
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This butternut squash sauce is fantastic on toast, pasta, roasted vegetables, grain bowls and beyond. You can make a batch and store it an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
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Makes: 2 cups sauce
Ingredients
  • 1 small butternut squash
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 cups filtered water
  • ¼ cup raw cashews
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • sea salt, to taste
  • black pepper, taste
  • 1 cup cooked white beans
  • ¼ cup green onions, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup fresh parsley, minced
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Schar Artisan Baker 10 Grains & Seeds loaf
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Peel and cut the butternut squash into small chunks. Toss them with 2 tablespoons of the olive oil and pinch of salt and pepper. Lay them out evenly on the baking sheet and roast for 30 minutes or until very tender and browned on some pieces.
  3. Meanwhile mix together the white beans with the remaining olive oil, green onions, parsley and lemon juice in a small bowl and set aside.
  4. When the butternut squash is done roasting combine it with the water, cashews, garlic powder, turmeric, paprika and a pinch of salt and pepper in a blender and puree until totally smooth.
  5. To assemble toast the bread, pour on the butternut squash sauce, layer on the beans and add more salt and pepper if desired.

This post is sponsored by Schar; all opinions are my own.

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5 Responses to "Smoky Butternut Squash Sauce with Beans on Toast"

  1. Reply

    Kelsey @ Appeasing a Food Geek

    October 5, 2017 at 5:36 AM

    I love this so much. Basic, but delicious comfort food at its best. Need a lot of this right now. xo

    • Reply

      Sherrie

      October 8, 2017 at 9:25 PM

      Sometimes basic is definitely the best, xo.

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    Agness of Run Agness Run

    October 6, 2017 at 9:12 AM

    Yum! This is such a delightful sauce which I can’t wait to prepare! Can I also add a bit of lemon zest in addition to the lemon juice?

    • Reply

      Sherrie

      October 8, 2017 at 9:24 PM

      Of course, if you’re feeling more lemon power – go for it!

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    Jessie Snyder

    October 6, 2017 at 11:11 AM

    I love everything about this sauce and toast fixings Sherrie, so comforting to even just look at it. I’m excited to hear about any light the Clean Program sheds on things for you, and hoping it can put a stop to this oversees hospital business. Not cool. Love you.

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