• Sharon Rhys

Roasted Patty Pan Squash, Summer Vegetables & ‘Sausage’ Platter

The best part about summer is the produce. So many varieties to choose from, so many ways to cook them. One my favorite ways? Roasting vegetables and serving them with a side of creamy spicy tahini sauce.


I came across patty pan squash and I could not pass up on them. Something about their shape that catches my eye and entices me to buy them. There are a few ways to cook them but for simplicity sake, I decided to roast them with other summer vegetables.


Accompanying these roasted vegetables are pan fried @beyondmeat Hot Italian sausages and creamy spicy tahini sauce (see below for recipe). The combination was simply delightful and the other great thing about this platter? It is an awesome potluck party dish.



ROASTED PATTY PAN SQUASH AND SUMMER VEGETABLES

Makes: 4 servings


ROASTING GUIDE

Please adjust seasoning measurements to your liking.


1. Patty pan squash – 4 small to medium size

  • Toss with ½ tbsp oil, thyme (1 sprig), salt and pepper to taste.

  • Roast 425°F for ~15 – 20 mins.

  • Brush the surface of the squash with some sweetener like maple syrup in the last 5 mins of roasting time.

2. Bite-size potatoes – 1 mesh bag @tastefulselections

  • Toss with 1½ tbsp oil, thyme (2 sprigs), salt and pepper to taste.

  • Roast 450°F for ~20 – 25 mins.

3. Carrots – 8 medium size

  • Toss with ½ tbsp oil, salt and pepper to taste.

  • Roast 450°F for ~20 – 25 mins.

4. Asparagus – 16 stalks

  • Toss with ½ tbsp oil, ½ tbsp lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste.

  • Roast 425°F for ~12 – 15 mins.

5. Cherry tomatoes – 1 dry pint @sunsetgrown

  • Toss with ½ tbsp oil, 2 garlic cloves (sliced), thyme (1 sprig), salt and pepper to taste.

  • Roast 350°F for ~15 mins.



SPICY TAHINI SAUCE


Ingredients

juice and zest from 1 lemon

2 tbsp. organic tahini

1½ tbsp. maple syrup or any sweetener

1 tbsp. sriracha @huyfongfoods

1 garlic clove (grated)

1 – 2 tbsp. water

½ tsp. salt or to taste

black pepper to taste


Steps

  1. Whisk all ingredients until well combined. If you like a thinner consistency, add more water a little at a time.


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