The name “delicata” refers to the delicate skin of this striped winter squash. Delicata squash is painless to prepare, as the thin skin is perfectly edible and does not require peeling! After a good roast in the oven, the flesh takes on a deeply sweet flavor, reminiscent of a sweet potato. Like all winter squash, delicatas are extremely versatile and nutritious, containing high levels of beta-carotene, vitamin C, fiber, and naturally fat free.
Delicata squash has sturdy sides that hold their shape and create lovely vessels for stuffing and roasting with your favorite fillings. The sweet, creamy flesh pairs beautifully with ingredients like pomegranates, hazelnuts, fresh herbs, quinoa, goat cheese, tahini, maple syrup.
Delicata squash will store for 1-2 months in a cool, dark place in your kitchen or pantry.