Coconut Whipped Squash

IMG_0146Let’s be real. Aren’t we often trying to trick ourselves into vegetables? Don’t get me wrong, I crave them, but if there’s a way to jazz up an obligatory winter staple, I’m at least interested.

I found myself this week with a lot of vegetable odds and ends. Does this ever happen to you? Like bits and pieces of things I’d used for other recipes, but not quite scraps I could feel justified in throwing away. I’m not one for waste.

In my spinning wheel of a pantry, I also have a random collection of ‘I should try that’s and ‘this sounds good’s. This may explain the cans of organic pumpkin that have been there since Trader Joes put up that oh-so-alluring fall, leaves, all things cozy display. I’m powerless.

So, I experimented and came up with this tasty little side – Coconut Whipped Squash.

Hope you like it as much as I do!

What you’ll need:

1/4 cup sweet potato, cubed
2 cups butternut squash, cubed
3/4 14.5 oz can pumpkin
2 Tbsp. smoked tabasco sauce
1/4 cup shredded coconut
1 tsp. red pepper flakes
1 Tbsp. maple syrup
1/2 tsp. salt

  • Bring 3 cups of water to a boil in a medium-sized pot
  • Add sweet potato, squash and salt. Boil to soften (about 10 minutes).
  • Drain water and mash with a fork.
  • Add pumpkin, tabasco, red pepper flakes, coconut and syrup. Stir.

Leave a comment and let me know what you think!


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