Crispy Delicata Squash with Shallot Dip by @ShortGirlTallOrder

Serving Size


Prep Time

20 min

Cook Time

30 min


Serving Size


Prep Time

20 min

Cook Time

30 min


  • Crispy Delicata Squash:
    1 small or 1/2 large delicata squash

  • 1/3 cup Diamond Nuts Original Nut Coatings

  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil

  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon salt (use more or less as needed)

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper

  • Caramelized Shallot Dip:

    3 Frieda’s shallots

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons avocado oil (or butter)

  • Salt and pepper, to taste

  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme, leaves only (optional)

  • 3/4 cup unsweetened plain yogurt (or sour cream)

  • 2 tablespoons chopped chives, divided

  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (use more or less as needed)

  • 1/8 teaspoon ground pepper (use more or less as desired)


Cooking Steps

  1. 1

    Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line baking tray with parchment paper.

  2. 2

    Prep veggies: Trim ends of squash, slice in half lengthwise, remove inner stringy flesh and seeds, then cut into 1/2-inch slices; trim shallot ends, remove outer skin, then cut into thin slices.

  3. 3

    Place squash slices in bowl along with nut coatings, avocado oil, salt and pepper. Mix until evenly coated.

  4. 4

    Add squash slices to parchment-lined baking tray in single layer. Bake 22-25 minutes until crispy.

  5. 5

    While squash bakes, make caramelized shallots. Add oil or butter to pan. When hot and bubbling, add shallots. Sauté over low heat until browned, soft, and caramelized, about 20 minutes. Season with salt, pepper and fresh thyme, then cook another 1-2 minutes.

  6. 6

    Add plain yogurt, 3/4 of caramelized shallots, 1 tablespoon chopped chives, garlic powder, salt and pepper to bowl. Mix together until it’s a smooth dip. Top dip with remaining caramelized shallots and chopped chives.

  7. 7

    Serve dip alongside crispy delicata squash slices. Dip squash into caramelized shallot dip to enjoy this appetizer!

Where to Buy Frieda’s

Where to Buy Frieda’s