Spiced Honeynut Squash Toasts | SpiceTribe
SpiceTribe Recipes Down Arrow
0

Spiced Honeynut Squash Toasts

    Lily Morello

    Lily Morello

    Chef Notes

    Ingredients

    Steps

    Spiced Honeynut Squash Toasts

    Chef notes

    Note: This is not your #basic fall squash recipe!

    As a diehard member of Team Savory, as much as I love the smell of pumpkin spice and everything nice come autumn season, my stomach never really craves baked sweets. So I am always trying to come up with ideas to capture fall flavors in ways that are appealing to my own tastes. I realized that pairing honeynut squash with Spice Tribe’s Masa Mole spice blend would be a lovely foundation for a savory fall-themed toast; it contains cinnamon—one of the usual fall suspects—but beyond that, it brings those warm vibes through toasted Mexican chilies.

    It was at that point that I decided I was declaring honeynut squash mash toast a thing—the yummiest autumn-iest alternative to avocado mash toast!

    If you haven’t heard of honeynut squash before, it’s like a smaller, super adorable, deeper-colored version of butternut squash. Just look at how it is barely bigger than spice bottle. Freakin’ cute!  If you take anything away from this recipe, I hope it is this combo of mashed squash and this spice blend. Much like avocado toast, and toast in general, it feels a little silly to me to set a strict recipe for a toast, so top that spiced honeynut squash with whatever you like! In this example, I opted for fried halloumi and crispy sage, followed by a drizzle of good-quality maple syrup because, admittedly, that little bit of sweet does really bring out the natural sweetness of the squash even in a savory dish. I sometimes find halloumi to be too salty though, so if you don’t have a halloumi brand you love but still want that fried cheese goodness on top of your toast, firm queso fresco is a great mild option that you can fry up the exact same way.

    Are you ready to swap your avocado toast routine for THIS?

    SpiceTribe Seperator

    Ingredients

      • 1 honeynut squash; peeled, deseeded, and cut into small cubes
      • 4 slices of sourdough bread
      • 12 sage leaves
      • 5–6 oz halloumi cheese*, cut into 8 slices
      • .75 tsp Spice Tribe Masa Mole Blend tsp Spice Tribe Masa Mole Blend
      • .5 cup ricotta cheese
      • 4 tbsp maple syrup
      • Olive oil
      • Kosher salt
      • 1 sprig of tarragon (optional)
      • Sprinkle of Spice Tribe Maras Chile Flakes (optional)
      Masa Mole Mexican Blend

      Masa Mole Mexican Blend

      $10
      SpiceTribe Seperator

      Steps

      Step 1 -

      Preheat oven to 425°F. **

      Step 2 -

      Line a baking tray with parchment paper or foil. Add honeynut squash cubes and toss in some olive oil and salt to taste. Roast in oven until fork-tender, about 20–30 minutes.

      Step 3 -

      In the meantime, toast bread slices to preference and set aside. (I like to heat some olive oil in a skillet, toast one side of the bread in the oil, flip, and then turn off the heat and let it sit in the pan while I prep everything else. This makes one side crusty and soggy-resistant for toppings without making the overall toast too hard.)

      Step 4 -

      In a small skillet, add enough olive oil to cover the bottom in a thin layer, and heat the oil on medium. Carefully add sage leaves, trying to make them land flat in the oil. Remove the leaves when they start to crisp and look fully soaked with oil; they will continue to crisp up after being removed from the heat. Transfer to a paper towel to drain excess oil.

      Step 5 -

      Using the same skillet and now sage-infused oil, fry slices of halloumi until golden brown on both sides. Transfer fried halloumi to a separate plate.

      Step 6 -

      Sprinkle the Spice Tribe Masa Mole seasoning over the cooked squash, and mash squash with a fork until homogenous.

      Step 7 -

      Spread the ricotta equally on the toasts, followed by the spiced honeynut squash mash. Top with fried halloumi and crispy sage. Drizzle maple syrup over the top of each toast. Optionally, garnish with tarragon and Spice Tribe Maras Chile Flakes. Serve immediately.

      SpiceTribe Seperator
      Save this recipe

      Save this recipe

      Save this recipe

      Print this recipe

      Share this recipe
      SpiceTribe Seperator
      SpiceTribe Border Line

      Sign Up and get updates on New Products, Deals, Recipes & Chef Tips

      0
        0
        Your Cart
        Your cart is emptyReturn to Shop
          Calculate Shipping
          Apply Coupon