|Roasted Butternut Squash with Sage Hazelnut Pesto|
My ‘vegan at home’ tasting partner and I have been eating roasted vegetables a lot this month, and while I love the root vegetable medley that I recently posted, http://atastersnotesrecipes.blogspot.com/2013/11/roasted-root-vegetables.html sometimes I want something different, a little more involved. When we were eating fish at home (before we ventured into the ‘vegan at home’ diet) I would have numerous presentations and tastes for grilled salmon. Not so much with vegetables. I am working on that because I realize in order to be successful with a vegetable based, vegan diet, I need to have exciting, fresh tastes to compliment the vegetables. This recipe, from FOOD52, meets those criteria. Combining a hazelnut pesto with roasted butternut squash, and adding ricotta salata (not vegan) is a wonderful taste. I recently served this dish when my sister was visiting, and both she and my tasting partner applauded my efforts.
recipe after the jump