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Butternut Squash Crostini With Cranberries and Tahini Dressing [Vegan]

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  • 1 medium butternut squash
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon melted coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped, dried cranberries
Maple Tahini Dressing:
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • Juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 French loaf


  1. Start by preheating your oven to 385°F.
  2. Skins, deseed and cube your butternut squash.
  3. Toss squash in melted coconut oil, salt, and pepper. Lay coated cubes evenly on baking sheet.
  4. Cook for 20-25 minutes or until squash is fork tender.
  5. While squash is cooking, slice bread into 1/2-1-inch inch thick pieces. Then, mix all tahini dressing ingredients in small mixing bowl, stirring until ingredients are combined.
  6. Remove the squash from oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes.
  7. Place bread pieces on baking sheet and put into oven for 8 minutes, flipping after 4 minutes to toast both sides. Watch this part carefully as once bread starts to brown, it will burn quickly.
  8. While bread is toasting, mash your roasted butternut squash.
  9. Once bread is toasted, spread butternut squash mash evenly on top of the bread pieces. Drizzle with your maple tahini dressing, then top evenly with cranberry pieces.
  10. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Information

Total Calories: 1,350 | Total Carbs: 266 g | Total Fat: 36 g | Total Protein: 35 g | Total Sodium: 1,804 mg | Total Sugar: 46 g Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.


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