I feel like I have some explaining to do. I originally bought Butternut squash noodles to make them with spaghetti sauce, you know, the usual. I don’t know where it came from but all the sudden I though, “wouldn’t they be delicious if they were crispy and spicy?” “Even better, I am going to make a greek yogurt chipotle dressing to drizzle all over!” Yum…I am craving it again, as I am writing this
I grew up eating spicy, crunchy snacks and to this day it is my favorite go to, most craving food. These noodles or “strings” hit the spot! I seasoned them with Chile de Arbol powder (one of the most spicy peppers ever), they were so crunchy and spicy but then I drizzle the tangy and smoky chipotle dressing all over and add chopped cilantro for some freshness. I’m telling you, it was an amazing combination.
I am making this again for sure, it was so good! As a side dish, appetizer, or a snack. Simply delicious.
Find recipe below.
Crunchy Butternut Squash Strings with Chipotle Dressing
Category: Extras, Side Dishes, Uncategorized
10oz butternut squash spirals
5oz plain greek yogurt
1 tablespoon chipotle in adobo sauce
chopped cilantro (about 1 tablespoon)
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
Preheat oven to 400 Degrees. Lined a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Pull apart the butternut squash spirals and arrange them on a single later.
Drizzle with olive oil and season with arbol powder, (go easy, It is very hot!) garlic powder and salt. You can sub chili powder for a mild flavor.
Bake for 20 to 30 minutes until crispy. Move them around a couple of times while cooking.
While the butternut squash strings are cooking make the dressing. In a small bowl mix the greek yogurt, chipotle, cilantro, garlic powder, salt and add just a drizzle of honey for some sweetness.
Once the strings are ready, let them rest for a couple of minutes on the baking sheet. They will get crispy as they cool.
To serve, pilled up the butternut squash strings and drizzle with chipotle dressing, garnish with fresh cilantro.