Butternut Squash with Thyme
Recipe type: vegetable
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Serves: 5
A simple but good vegetable to add to your dinner.
  • one small or ½ large butternut squash, enough to make 4 cups, cubed.
  • several cups of apple cider (optional)
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice (if not using apple cider)
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 2 tsp. dried thyme
  • large pinch of salt
  • pepper
  1. Prepare a butternut squash and cut it into ½" to ¾" cubes (see my previous post on cutting butternut squash safely). This will take about 15 minutes.
  2. Put cubed squash in a pot with enough water or apple cider to cover.
  3. Bring to a boil.
  4. Boil for five minutes, it will probably be done.
  5. Check tenderness, if not tender, boil one or two minutes more.
  6. Drain (if you used apple cider, reserve for another purpose. If you used water, lightly squeeze half a lemon over the squash.)
  7. Mix 2 tsp. olive oil with squash.
  8. Add 2 tsp. dried thyme to squash.
  9. Add a large pinch or salt, or to taste.
  10. Grind pepper over the squash to taste.
Recipe by Fit and Fed at http://fitandfed.net/2012/01/21/cubed-butternut-squash-with-thyme/