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Grilled Honey Acorn Squash

Grilled Acorn Squash

Grilled Acorn Squash is a delicious gluten free/ dairy free vegetable side dish made in 30 minutes with spices and a drizzle of honey.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 106kcal

Equipment

  • Grill

Ingredients

  • 1 Acorn squash cut in 8 slices
  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 tablespoon Grapeseed oil
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • teaspoon Black pepper
  • teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • Dash Cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons Honey divided

Instructions

  • Preheat the grill to high heat. Clean the grill and then reduce the heat to low (grill temperature should sit around 300-350 degrees).
  • Slice the acorn squash in half. Remove all the seeds with a spoon. Then slice into 8 segments.
  • Drizzle grapeseed oil oven the acorn squash and sprinkle the salt, black pepper, garlic powder on the acorn squash. Rub with fingers then add a dash of cayenne.
  • Spray the grill with non-stick cooking spray. Place the acorn squash segments on the grill. Grill with lid closed for 20 minutes. Flipping at the 10 minute mark.
  • Remove the acorn squash once tender. Drizzle with honey and serve immediately.

Notes

  • Slice - Slicing the acorn squash can be challenging. It's just as hard as cutting through butternut squash or even spaghetti squash. If I know I'm going to cook with my acorn squash quickly I'll ask the produce department at my grocery store to at least cut it in half for me!
  • Season - Acorn squash grilled is best with seasoning. Don't slack with the seasoning as the bbq acorn squash by it's self tends to not yield as much flavor.
  • Grill - I have always cooked acorn squash on gas grill, but you can also cook it on a charcoal grill too. The time might vary as for how long it will take you to grill.
  • Vegan - Make this vegan by substituting the honey for a plant based sweetner like agave nectar, maple syrup, or Bee Free Honee.

Nutrition

Serving: 2g | Calories: 106kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 294mg | Potassium: 374mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 395IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1mg
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