Tip by Mayo Clinic staff
You can use acorns or butternut squash in this recipe. You can also use maple syrup in place of honey.
To make this plant based, use sugar or maple syrup in place of honey or without it.
Number of copies
2 small acorn squash (about 2 pounds total)
4 cups lettuce such as spring mix
4 tsp honey
Pierce the squash several times with a sharp knife to allow the steam to escape during cooking. Microwave each squash on high until tender, about 5 minutes. Turn the squash after 3 minutes to ensure even cooking.
Place the pumpkin on a cutting board and cut in half. Scrape the seeds from the center of each half and discard the seeds. Remove the pulp of the squash and place in a mixing bowl. Repeat with another pumpkin. There should be about 2 cups of pulp. Sprinkle the squash with brown sugar and add the olive oil. Blend until smooth. Set aside to cool slightly.
Divide lettuce among 4 salad plates. Top each with 1/2 cup pumpkin mixture, 1/2 tablespoon sunflower seeds, and 1 teaspoon honey. Serve immediately.
Nutrition analysis per serving
4 gTrans fat Trace
Total sugar 10 g
) 7 g
Mayo Clinic Healthy Weight Pyramid Servings
Diabetes Meal Plan Selection
1 Starch 1Candies, desserts and other carbs Compound 1
July 29, 2022