Y’all ready for a super healthy, super vegan, Friday recipe? Yea, I said healthy and Friday. It happens sometimes. Especially before a big holiday weekend, I like to load up on the good stuff.
This fall inspired vegan recipe was made with, get this, no oil or butter. Sounds super bland, huh? Well, it’s packed with flavor. I even invited over 3 taste testers just to be sure.
For this recipe, you’ll need:
1 acorn squash
1 small avocado
1 sweet potato
1 small jalapeño- seeded
1 can of black beans- rinsed
1/4 cup of chopped red onion
1/2 tablespoon cumin
1 tablespoon garlic powder
Yields 2 main dish servings or 4 side dish servings
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Peel and dice the sweet potato into small pieces. About the size of cubed centimeters. Toss with 1/2 a tablespoon of garlic powder. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-45 minutes (depending on your oven) or until soft.
Meanwhile, rinse the can of black beans. Let them dry out a little.
Once the sweet potatoes are finished, combine the potatoes, beans and veggies in a large mixing bowl with the remaining garlic powder and cumin. Then serve in the acorn squash bowls! Top with avocado slices. So delicious and easy!
I served the stuffed acorn squash with a side of red curry rice. Which is just regular white rice made according to the packaging. I made one cup of dry rice, which was enough for 4 small servings. I added 3/4 a tablespoon of red curry paste once the rice was finished cooking. Mix it well. You can add more or less red curry paste depending on your heat preference.