Salty Maple Squash with Ginger Scallion Rice & Turmeric Brussels Sprout Slaw


Salty Maple Squash with Ginger Scallion Rice & Turmeric Brussels Sprout Slaw

Salty maple squash with ginger scallion rice, and turmeric brussels slaw makes a joyful and healthy vegan and gluten-free main dish.

salty maple squash w/ ginger scallion rice + turmeric brussels slaw

This salted maple squash with devices is a fancy-feeling main dish with sturdy veggies. Simply a much better variation of a daily dinner at our home. I remain in the middle of some independent food-related jobs so there are scraps and halves of all type of vegetables/herbs in the refrigerator today.

The dinnertime relocation recently is a roasted veggie plus some grain with a slaw-style salad with seasonal add-ins. The glazed salted maple squash is so tasty and sticky and incredible by itself however. I dress the entire thing with a fresh turmeric and clementine dressing. Great and light, sweet, and a quite shade of yellow. My very first little cage of the citrus is pleasantly sweet, so I’m hoping that’s a sign of what’s to come.

Besides consuming them as treats, clementine juice in a dressing or sauce is so joyful and includes simply the ideal tang and sweet taste. Here, I make a cashew butter-based, somewhat velvety dressing you might likewise utilize tahini! The creaminess is simply ideal with the sweet squash and cruciferous veggie flavours going on.

Some other bits: I have a gluten-free and vegan chocolate portion ginger cake on BAKED today and a Thanksgiving-appropriate dish for casserole in The Washington Post too. If you’re trying to find more vacation motivation, I have all of my finest choices connected here.

salty maple squash w/ ginger scallion rice + turmeric brussels slaw // @thefirstmess

salty maple squash w/ ginger scallion rice + turmeric brussels slaw // @thefirstmess

Salty Maple Squash with Ginger Rice & Turmeric Brussels Sprout Slaw

Salty maple squash with ginger scallion rice, and turmeric brussels slaw makes a joyful, vibrant, and healthy vegan and gluten-free main dish.

PREPARATION TIME 45 minutes COOK TIME 50 minutes OVERALL TIME 1 hr 35 minutes

Course Main Dish, Side Meal Diet Plan Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian

Servings: 2

Author: Laura Wright



  • 1 little butternut or acorn squash, seeded and cut into 1 1/2 inch wedges
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons tamari soy sauce
  • sea salt, to taste
  • ground black pepper, to taste


  • 2 cups brussels sprouts, cut
  • 1-2 scallions, chopped scheduling white parts
  • 1-2 tablespoons sliced fresh dill
  • 1 tablespoon cashew butter (ideally raw)
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • juice of 1 clementine (around 1/4 cup)
  • 1 inch piece of fresh turmeric, peeled
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 inches fresh ginger, peeled and minced
  • 2 scallions, sliced
  • 2 cups prepared wild rice
  • 1/3 cup pomegranate seeds/arils


  • Preheat the oven to 400 ° F. Line a baking sheet with parchment. Lay the squash pieces on the parchment, peel side down. In a little bowl, blend together the maple syrup, tamari, olive oil, salt and pepper. Brush this mix on the squash (flesh parts; not the peel). Move the tray into the oven and roast up until the squash hurts, about 40 minutes.
  • On the other hand, slice the brussels grows really thin into shreds. Toss them into a medium bowl with the chopped scallion, and sliced dill. In a mixer, integrate the cashew butter, dijon mustard, clementine juice, fresh turmeric, and olive oil. Season the combine with salt and pepper and mix on high up until the mix is completely smooth and bundled, including splashes of water if required. Put 1/3- 1/2 the dressing onto the brussels sprouts mix and toss to coat. Spray the sesame seeds on the top and carefully toss once again. Reserve.
  • Heat the tablespoon of olive oil in a medium sauté pan over medium heat. Include the ginger and chopped scallions and stir up until ginger has actually softened a bit, about 1 1/2 minutes. Include the prepared rice to the pan and stir to coat in the ginger scallion oil. Keep stirring and sautéing up until the rice is warm, about 3 minutes. Season combine with salt and pepper.
  • Lay the squash pieces in 2 shallow bowls/plates. Leading the squash with the ginger scallion rice. Divide the brussels slaw amongst the 2 plates and garnish with additional turmeric dressing and pomegranate seeds. Serve warm.


  • It may be useful to pre-peel the squash prior to you roast, simply for much easier consuming. I didn’t actually do this and the experience was a touch more rustic.
  • If you can’t discover fresh turmeric for the dressing, simply replace 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder.
  • I utilize a Benriner mandolin for shredding here.

Program Conceal 38 remarks

  • valentina sweet kabocha

    The colors of this plate are incredible. It appears ideal: the softness in rice and squash, the crispy side of raw brussels sprouts, the creaminess of the cashew butter and the sourness of pomegranates. Reply

  • Melanie

    This meal looks so tasty! The colours look so quite together. You have actually got skill:-RRB- Reply

  • silja

    sounds & looks tasty! nevertheless, after reading this mouthwatering description of that kale salad I’m really curious where to discover the dish for that a person:-RRB- Reply

  • [email protected]

    So tasty looking therefore fresh and healthy too! As constantly, you are a motivation! Reply

  • The VegHog

    What a vibrant meal and terrific images! I’m so delighted it’s squash season today.

    the-veghog. Reply

  • Stephanie


  • Meredith

    More stunning photos! Anything with turmeric is gold in my book! I was kinda wanting to see you integrate those osage oranges/monkey balls I identified in a number of those images. I have actually seen them around my location (northern VA), and understand the seeds are edible however would not have the very first idea what to do with them. What are your prepare for them? Simply ornamental? They are quite cool looking. Reply

    • Laura Wright

      Hey Meredith, my strategies are simply ornamental that is, previously. I had no concept you might consume the seeds! I’m going to cut one today and have a look;-RRB-
      L Reply

  • Abby @ The Frosted Vegan

    Concurred, often it’s difficult not to provide into that sugar/boozy temptation. I simply do not wish to come out on the other side of January and be all ‘what the eff took place?!’ Reply

  • Ashley

    I am SO pumped to attempt this slaw!!!! Likewise, like your sincerity in this post. I have actually had comparable things occur with requiring a meal meal for the hubby’s work functions.:-RRB- Reply

  • shanna mallon

    Completely relate. Reply

  • Sharana @ Living The Sugary Food Life Blog Site

    All the colours the flavours … sounds extraordinary!! Reply

  • Ashley

    I’m caring this dish, as it seems like my piecemeal fridge today remaining rice, some roasted squash, and some Brussels waiting for whatever fate comes their method. Seems like lunch! And I like the story about your hubby being the soothing, focusing, client one. My hubby is the very same method and he, like yours, advises me that I’m going nuts about absolutely nothing crucial and needs to simply relax. Thank goodness for them! Reply

  • kristie {birch and wild}

    This is among the most innovative and vibrant bowls I have actually seen recently. I like the brussels slaw with pomegranate seeds. Stunning:-RRB- Reply

  • Shelly @ Vegetarian ‘Ventures

    I can associate with this post more than I ‘d ever like to confess! I have actually remained in the very same boat of overbooking myself for freelance gigs recently and completely getting my tension/ disappointment on my partner (” Make your own supper I have actually been preparing all the time”) and its completely enduring me. I did lastly kip down the most significant job of them all on Monday and it felt. SO. EXCELLENT. Simply keep your eye on the reward and ensure to delight in on that relief minute when it’s all done and incredible and whatever you desired it to be. Cheers !! Reply

  • Tracy

    I would actually value the dish for the kale slaw too … believing it might b e terrific for Thanksgiving. Reply

  • sara specialty

    this looks ridiculous. “being a penis” … I understand that all too well. Seems like you have a great deal of deal with your plate, which constantly appears like such a true blessing camouflaged as a problem. Hope this season likewise provides you rest and thanksgiving, sweet girl. Reply

  • S Lauren|Modern Granola

    This looks incredible! I can’t wait to attempt this! Reply

  • Jessica DeMarra

    I love this post. Often we do get so involved what we are doing, in our own little world, we forget what it resembles to let things slide and be a bit more client. I understand I do. I was so concentrated on photographing a dish that I hardly discovered my partner inform me he was leaving your house and I nearly forgot to kiss him goodbye! Needless to state, I was seeming like you, a penis.
    This dish is so vibrant and lively, simply what I require with the sun decreasing painfully early and the streets looking grey and bleak. Reply

  • Tessa|Salted Plains

    These taste mixes sound splendidly warming and reassuring. Stunning. I’m with you on the peace and ideal health for the vacations … seems like that’s how it should be, right? Reply

  • Meredith

    Hi There Laura,

    Let me understand how it opts for the osage orange!:-RRB- I have not done any dissecting on one yet myself. Reply

  • Kari @ Preparing with Toddlers

    Enjoyed the post and the slaw is being made this weekend! Incredible. Reply

  • Valentina @Hortus

    Reading this post was sooo much enjoyable! Although i am incredibly sorry about your finger …
    I remain in a duration in which i am immersing whatever with turmeric, so that slaw looks incredibly incredible! This entire meal does.
    I am likewise incredibly intrigues by that goofy looking citrus. Never ever seen one in my life! Reply

  • Lindsey

    this time of year whatever is moving at a speed that i’m sort of never ever okay with, include deal with top of all of it, and it’s a touch craze-inducing. so being a penis to my male is something that takes place all frequently when i remain in that head area. this meal magnificent magnificent lovely, and filled with all the great things! those clementines! we have not gotten them here yet, however eagerly anticipating when we do! all the very best to you, miss out on! xoxo Reply

  • Kathryn

    Attempting to chill the eff out this holiday? I’m so in. Life appears to have actually been so insane just recently and I have actually had a lot of of those insane minutes and investing time/energy arguing and fighting versus things which do not deserve it. And yes to all the flavours you have actually got here. Super like that clementine. Stay warm pal! Reply

  • Lisa @ Healthy Nibbles & Bits

    Beautiful salad! Love all the various colors and textures going on in it! Reply

  • Valeria Life Love Food

    I, like you, am not typically the very best variation of myself when somewhat under pressure, not to mention when really under pressure like I am now. My male is a saint and constantly understand how to soothe me down, and likewise how to tollerate my state of mind swings … I feel really lucky for it. It seems like you have a lot on your plate, and hope work and jobs and creativty will constantly abound for you, gifted beautiful girl. Yet ideally some inner peace and ease and calmer days will come at some point quickly, too. Stunning, lively meal, ideal to lighten up these bleak days. Reply

  • Sonia

    Can you publish the dish for the kale slaw? That sounds tasty! Thanks. Reply

  • Rebecca

    Seriously like the lively colors of this meal!! Often, it’s so great to have somebody that is the ideal balance to the insane in our characters my hubby is simply the same.:-RRB- Reply

  • Millie l Include A Little

    This looks so reassuring however healthy therefore tasty! Reply

  • Sini|My Blue & White Kitchen Area

    What a vibrant, absolutely beautiful meal, Laura! Sending you great vibes all the method from Finland (sans snow so I’m kinda envious that you get to delight in some white charm) to Canada. xx Reply

  • Austin Bay

    I like the story arc of this post & I could not relate more … my partner constantly advises me to breath simple, particularly throughout this time. Hope the vacations are terrific:-RRB- lovely dish! Reply

  • hannah

    This looks AMAZING Laura your dishes are ALWAYS a winner:-RRB-
    The squash advises me of among my preferred ever salads (which i make with coconut nectar rather of honey it’s magnificent with the coconut oil I’ll be attempting your maple spin:-RRB- Reply

  • Pig and Potato

    The colors in these photos are wonderful! The dish looks terrific. I’ll likewise be taking pleasure in a vegetable Thanksgiving. Thanks a lot for sharing. Best to you and yours.

    xo Reply

  • leslie heuer

    We potlucked (a word?) thanksgiving supper this year, my folks weren’t in the state of mind to prepare so everybody brought along sides. I made simply the squash element of this dish and it was a success!! enjoyed it!! Reply

  • Sarah from Brooklyn!

    Simply made this and the tastes and textures are unbelievable! Your dishes are constantly distinct and enjoyable to make:-RRB- Reply

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  • Dana

    5 stars
    This was tasty and we enjoyed having a range of textures and Fall tastes. I made a couple of replacements with what I had on hand, and they exercised well green cabbage rather of Brussels sprouts, hazelnut butter rather of cashew butter, and entire grain mustard rather of Dijon. As much as I like fresh herbs, Dill is my least preferred so I did omit it here. Thank you as constantly for such motivating dishes. Reply

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