Butternut Squash with Pumpkin-Seed Pesto Recipe

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Butternut Squash with Pumpkin-Seed Pesto
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  1. Preheat oven to 500°F with rack in middle.
  2. Toss butternut squash with 2 tablespoons oil and 1/2 teaspoon salt, then arrange in 1 layer in a 17- by 12- by 1-inch baking pan and roast, turning occasionally, until golden brown on edges, 20 to 25 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, toast pumpkin seeds in 1 tablespoon oil in a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until seeds are puffed and beginning to brown, 2 to 4 minutes. Transfer to a large plate and cool.
  4. Pulse cooled seeds in a food processor with cilantro, lemon juice, 1/4 teaspoon each of salt and pepper, and remaining tablespoon oil to a coarse paste (not finely ground).
  5. Toss squash with pesto and salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.
  6. Per serving: 205 calories, 14 g fat, 2 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 8 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrates, 3 g fiber, 4 g proteinSee Nutrition Data's complete analysis of this recipe › Nutritional analysis provided by Nutrition Data
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 134.32 Kcal (562 kJ)
Calories from fat 85.72 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.52g 15%
Cholesterol 13.21mg 4%
Sodium 18.89mg 1%
Potassium 337.33mg 7%
Total Carbs 9.17g 3%
Sugars 1.55g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1.52g 6%
Protein 4.51g 9%
Vitamin C 16.6mg 28%
Vitamin A 0.8mg 25%
Iron 1mg 5%
Calcium 52.3mg 5%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 126.62 Kcal (530 kJ)
Calories from fat 80.81 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.98g 15%
Cholesterol 12.45mg 4%
Sodium 17.81mg 1%
Potassium 318mg 7%
Total Carbs 8.64g 3%
Sugars 1.46g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1.43g 6%
Protein 4.25g 9%
Vitamin C 15.7mg 28%
Vitamin A 0.7mg 25%
Iron 0.9mg 5%
Calcium 49.3mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 3.2
  • 4

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • very low sodium,
  • low cholesterol

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