RECIPE : butternut squash with walnut crumble | from cookbook välkommen till vegoriket

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one of the loveliest persons in stockholm – my friend super vegan mattias kristiansson – released his 3rd cookbook almost at exactly the same time as my cookbook was published.
it’s called välkommen till vegoriket ( swedish for welcome to veggie land ) and it’s just beautiful !

it has everything from everyday comfort food, to gorgeous fancy dinner recipes. this was one of the recipes that just stood out to me. simple, gorgeous, and so delicious !


butternut squash with walnut crumble
serves 4
1.5 kg / 3 lbs butternut squash
100 ml / 0.4 cup walnuts
50 ml / 0.2 cup sunflower seeds
100 ml / 0.4 cup breadcrumbs ( i used polenta to make it gluten-free )
1 tbsp fresh sage, finely chopped ( i couldn’t find sage, so used basil instead )
olive oil ( i skipped the oil completely )
black pepper

– preheat the oven to 225°C / 440°F.
– cut the squash in half and peel it, with a potato peeler or sharp knife. remove the seeds. ( tip : rinse the seeds and toast them, delicious ! )
– slice the halves and place on an oven tray. ( i used parchment paper to make it non-stick. )
– add walnuts, sunflower seeds, breadcrumbs and sage to your food processor and mix until crumbled, but not too fine.
– sprinkle the topping over the squash and drizzle with olive oil ( or skip the oil like i did, it tasted perfect without it ). add salt and pepper to taste.
– bake in the oven for about 30 mins, or until the squash is softened and browned.
– serve as is with a hearty salad or use a side to all the food you love.

i garnished with fresh basil, cranberries and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar. hell yeah.


thank you so much mattias for letting me share this beauty of a recipe. feels like it’s going to be one of my go-to side dishes this winter.

more side dishes ?
jennymustardpolenta3 jennymustardsupersalsa3 kimchi2

love // jenny

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  1. Hello! I stumbled across your blog some time ago and enjoy all the recipes! The Spaghetti Squash Bake looks yummy! Several in our family are on the GAPS diet right now and we are always looking for new recipe ideas! Thanks for sharing!

  2. I so enjoy your site and your recipes. Would you please consider adding a print option so we can enjoy your recipes a little more easily. Thank you.

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