Za’atar Roasted Delicata Squash Chips Recipe

Delicata squash is my absolute favorite squash variety. It is sweet, versatile, and always a crowd pleaser. During its peak season in the fall, I typically roast this squash and add it to soups, stews, and salads — or just enjoy it as a tasty side dish. But sometimes, a girl just has a chip craving! Hence why I decided to explore making squash chips, a healthier yet satisfying chip variety.

I like to pair these chips with a savory za’atar dipping sauce. Za’atar is a traditional Eastern Mediterranean spice, herb, and sesame seed blend. You can find it in most stores, or can easily make your own if desired. Together, these two create a great appetizer or snack that is sure to please all. Enjoy!

Za’atar Roasted Delicata Squash Chips
 
Ingredients
Chips
  • 4 delicata squashes
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • Season liberally with sea salt and pepper
Dipping sauce
  • ⅓ cup tahini
  • ¼ cup filtered water
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp za’atar seasoning
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp monk fruit sweetener (optional, and can substitute with a dash of raw honey or pure maple syrup)
  • Season to taste preference with sea salt and pepper
Instructions
Chips
  1. Preheat your oven to 300°F.
  2. Wash your squash well, removing any dirt from the skin.
  3. Cut the butt end off of the squash, and using a mandolin on the smallest setting, thinly slice your squash. Remove and discard the inside seeds and webbing on each slice.
  4. In a bowl, toss the squash with oil and seasonings, making sure all slices are coated well. Adjust spices to taste preference.
  5. Place squash chips on a parchment lined baking sheet, and bake for 15 minutes.
  6. Remove the sheet and flip all of your squash chips over, and bake again for roughly another 15 minutes. Ovens vary, so keep any eye on your chips! They should be crispy and brown, but not burnt. You may need to rotate the squash chips around the baking sheet during cooking time to ensure they all cook evenly.
  7. Let cool for three to four minutes, then serve.
Dipping sauce
  1. Combine all ingredients into a bowl, and whisk until mixed well.
  2. Adjust seasoning to taste preference.
  3. Serve with squash chips.

 

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