Did you know that I’m a total sucker for foods where you get the eat the bowl? Well, I am.
Maybe it’s the cute presentation. Maybe it’s because I like knowing I’m getting all the nutrients and benefits from every single part of the food. Or maybe it’s because I really hate doing the dishes.
In reality, I think it’s probably a combination of all of those things.
So let’s talk about delicata squash and why it’s the best “bowl” for eating (well, except for a bread bowl because CARBOHYDRATES).
Unlike some of it’s other squash relatives, delicata squash has a thin skin that’s totally edible. So you can just dig right in (and straight through) when eating one of these babies. No fiddling around with peeling or trying to scrape the flesh out and away the skin. That’s a win.
I’ve stuffed roasted delicata squash with all kinds of things in the past, but I’m particularly excited about this idea of using it as a bowl for some lightly dressed salad greens. There is something fantastic about the contrast of cold, crunchy greens paired with warm, soft squash that is really pleasing to the senses. I think once you try it, you’ll be totally hooked.
These Delicata Squash Salad Bowls are great for lunch or a light dinner. And they’re also a really fun and attractive side dish for the Holidays.
Recipe inspired by Gourmande in the Kitchen