Fall is the season for squash, whether butternut or pumpkin or acorn. This recipe makes the most of creamy, yellow delicata squash, a.k.a. sweet potato squash, which has a brown sugar flavor. But any autumnal squash works here. When combined with carrots and Brussels sprouts, you’ve got the earthy-sweet flavors and colors of fall. And preparation is simple—olive oil and seasoning are all you need to prepare root veggies, which are incredible when roasted!
2 medium beets, washed
2 small fennel bulbs, fronds removed and bulbs quartered
1 small delicate squash, seeded and sliced into 1 inch thick semi-circles
1 large red onion, peeled and sliced into 1 inch thick rounds
1 pound baby carrots
8 ounces Brussels sprouts, halved
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon Kosher salt
2 Tablespoons olive oil
2 cups low-fat Greek yogurt or fat level of choice
4 tablespoons Harissa paste
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
Juice of 1 lemon
3 teaspoons Kosher salt
8 ounces whole grain pita chips
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Wrap beets in foil, place on a small baking sheet and place in the oven immediately.
2. Spray two large, rimmed baking sheets with olive oil or cooking spray. Arrange fennel, squash, red onion, baby carrots and Brussels sprouts on baking sheets and set aside.
3. In a small bowl, whisk together cumin, 1 teaspoon smoked paprika, coriander and 1 teaspoon Kosher salt. Add olive oil and stir to combine. Drizzle mixture evenly over vegetables on baking sheets.
4. Place baking sheets in oven and roast vegetables, turning once for 30 to 45 minutes, or until golden brown and cooked through.
5. While vegetables are roasting, combine Greek yogurt, harissa paste, 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika, lemon juice and remaining 3 teaspoons of Kosher salt in a bowl and stir until combined.
6. When vegetables are cooked through, remove baking sheets from oven and allow to cool enough to handle. Remove beets from foil and peel under running water, then quarter them.
7. Transfer yogurt mixture to a serving bowl and place on a platter. Arrange vegetables and pita chips around yogurt. Serve immediately.
8. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve immediately with toasted 7-grain bread.
Developed by Rebecca Andexler