Perfect Butternut Squash Dip with Sage. Winter squashes like butternut squash are full of beta carotene, vitamin C, folic acid, antioxidants, and niacin that offer a lot of brain and body health benefits while adding few calories to your diet.
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Ingredients – serves 6 – 8
- 500 grams (1lb) cooked butternut squash (you can used tinned if you like)
- 5 tablespoons of ready-made hummus
- Zest and juice of 1/2 medium orange
- 1 level teaspoon salt
- 1 level teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 good palm full of fresh sage leaves (including any tender stalks)
- 100 grams (4 oz) fresh grated Parmesan or Pecorino cheese
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- Purée the butternut squash and place into a saucepan.
- Over a low to medium heat, add the hummus, orange zest and juice, salt, paprika, pepper and half of the sage leaves.
- Heat the mixture enough to just lightly warm it.
- Add the cheese and stir it in.
- Place the dip into a serving dish/es and drizzle with the oil before serving.