Salty Maple Squash with Ginger Scallion Rice & Turmeric Brussels Sprout Slaw

Salty maple squash with ginger scallion rice, and turmeric brussels slaw makes a joyful and healthy vegan and gluten-free main dish.

salty maple squash w/ ginger scallion rice + turmeric brussels slaw

This salted maple squash with devices is a fancy-feeling main dish with durable veggies. Simply a much better variation of a daily dinner at our home. I remain in the middle of some self-employed food-related tasks so there are scraps and halves of all sort of vegetables/herbs in the refrigerator today.

The dinnertime relocation recently is a roasted veggie plus some grain with a slaw-style salad with seasonal add-ins. The glazed salted maple squash is so tasty and sticky and remarkable by itself however. I dress the entire thing with a fresh turmeric and clementine dressing. Good and light, sweet, and a quite shade of yellow. My very first little dog crate of the citrus is delightfully sweet, so I’m hoping that’s a sign of what’s to come.

Besides consuming them as treats, clementine juice in a dressing or sauce is so joyful and includes simply the best tang and sweet taste. Here, I make a cashew butter-based, somewhat velvety dressing– you might likewise utilize tahini! The creaminess is simply best with the sweet squash and cruciferous veggie flavours going on.

Some other bits: I have a gluten-free and vegan chocolate portion ginger cake on BAKED today and a Thanksgiving-appropriate dish for casserole in The Washington Post too. If you’re trying to find more vacation motivation, I have all of my finest choices connected here.

salty maple squash w/ ginger scallion rice + turmeric brussels slaw // @thefirstmess

salty maple squash w/ ginger scallion rice + turmeric brussels slaw // @thefirstmess

Salty Maple Squash with Ginger Rice & Turmeric Brussels Sprout Slaw

Salty maple squash with ginger scallion rice, and turmeric brussels slaw makes a joyful, vibrant, and healthy vegan and gluten-free main dish.

PREPARATION TIME 45 minutes COOK TIME 50 minutes OVERALL TIME 1 hr 35 minutes

Course Main Dish, Side Meal Diet Plan Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian

Servings: 2

Author: Laura Wright



  • 1 little butternut or acorn squash, seeded and cut into 1 1/2 inch wedges
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons tamari soy sauce
  • sea salt, to taste
  • ground black pepper, to taste


  • 2 cups brussels sprouts, cut
  • 1-2 scallions, chopped scheduling white parts
  • 1-2 tablespoons sliced fresh dill
  • 1 tablespoon cashew butter (ideally raw)
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • juice of 1 clementine (around 1/4 cup)
  • 1 inch piece of fresh turmeric, peeled
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 inches fresh ginger, peeled and minced
  • 2 scallions, sliced
  • 2 cups prepared wild rice
  • 1/3 cup pomegranate seeds/arils


  • Preheat the oven to 400 ° F. Line a baking sheet with parchment. Lay the squash pieces on the parchment, peel side down. In a little bowl, blend together the maple syrup, tamari, olive oil, salt and pepper. Brush this mix on the squash (flesh parts; not the peel). Move the tray into the oven and roast up until the squash hurts, about 40 minutes.
  • On the other hand, slice the brussels grows extremely thin into shreds. Toss them into a medium bowl with the chopped scallion, and sliced dill. In a mixer, integrate the cashew butter, dijon mustard, clementine juice, fresh turmeric, and olive oil. Season the combine with salt and pepper and mix on high up until the mix is completely smooth and bundled, including splashes of water if essential. Put 1/3- 1/2 the dressing onto the brussels sprouts mix and toss to coat. Spray the sesame seeds on the top and carefully toss once again. Reserve.
  • Heat the tablespoon of olive oil in a medium sauté pan over medium heat. Include the ginger and chopped scallions and stir up until ginger has actually softened a bit, about 1 1/2 minutes. Include the prepared rice to the pan and stir to coat in the ginger scallion oil. Keep stirring and sautéing up until the rice is warm, about 3 minutes. Season combine with salt and pepper.
  • Lay the squash pieces in 2 shallow bowls/plates. Leading the squash with the ginger scallion rice. Divide the brussels slaw amongst the 2 plates and garnish with additional turmeric dressing and pomegranate seeds. Serve warm.


  • It may be useful to pre-peel the squash prior to you roast, simply for simpler consuming. I didn’t truly do this and the experience was a touch more rustic.
  • If you can’t discover fresh turmeric for the dressing, simply replace 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder.
  • I utilize a Benriner mandolin for shredding here.

Program Conceal 38 remarks

  • valentina – sweet kabocha

    The colors of this plate are remarkable. It appears best: the softness in rice and squash, the crispy side of raw brussels sprouts, the creaminess of the cashew butter and the sourness of pomegranates. Reply

  • Melanie

    This meal looks so tasty! The colours look so quite together. You have actually got skill:-RRB- Reply

  • silja

    sounds & looks tasty! nevertheless, after reading this mouthwatering description of that kale salad I’m extremely curious where to discover the dish for that a person:-RRB- Reply

  • [email protected]

    So tasty looking therefore fresh and healthy too! As constantly, you are a motivation! Reply

  • The VegHog

    What a vibrant meal and terrific images! I’m so delighted it’s squash season today.

    the-veghog. Reply

  • Stephanie


  • Meredith

    More stunning pictures! Anything with turmeric is gold in my book! I was kinda wanting to see you include those osage oranges/monkey balls I found in a number of those images. I have actually seen them around my location (northern VA), and understand the seeds are edible however would not have the very first hint what to do with them. What are your prepare for them? Simply ornamental? They are quite cool looking. Reply

    • Laura Wright

      Hey Meredith, my strategies are simply ornamental– that is, previously. I had no concept you might consume the seeds! I’m going to cut one today and have a look;-RRB-
      – L Reply

  • Abby @ The Frosted Vegan

    Concurred, in some cases it’s difficult not to offer into that sugar/boozy temptation. I simply do not wish to come out on the other side of January and be all ‘what the eff occurred?!’ Reply

  • Ashley

    I am SO pumped to attempt this slaw!!!! Likewise, like your sincerity in this post. I have actually had comparable things occur with requiring a meal meal for the hubby’s work functions.:-RRB- Reply

  • shanna mallon

    Completely relate. Reply

  • Sharana @ Living The Sugary Food Life Blog Site

    All the colours– the flavours … sounds extraordinary!! Reply

  • Ashley

    I’m caring this dish, as it seems like my piecemeal fridge today– remaining rice, some roasted squash, and some Brussels waiting for whatever fate comes their method. Seems like lunch! And I like the story about your hubby being the relaxing, focusing, client one. My hubby is the exact same method and he, like yours, advises me that I’m going nuts about absolutely nothing essential and needs to simply relax. Thank goodness for them! Reply

  • kristie {birch and wild}

    This is among the most innovative and vibrant bowls I have actually seen recently. I like the brussels slaw with pomegranate seeds. Stunning:-RRB- Reply

  • Shelly @ Vegetarian ‘Ventures

    I can connect to this post more than I ‘d ever like to confess! I have actually remained in the exact same boat of overbooking myself for freelance gigs recently and completely securing my tension/ aggravation on my partner (” Make your own supper– I have actually been preparing throughout the day”) and its completely enduring me. I did lastly kip down the most significant task of them all on Monday and it felt. SO. GREAT. Simply keep your eye on the reward and make certain to enjoy on that relief minute when it’s all done and remarkable and whatever you desired it to be. Cheers !! Reply

  • Tracy

    I would truly value the dish for the kale slaw too … believing it might b e fantastic for Thanksgiving. Reply

  • sara strength

    this looks outrageous. “being a penis” … I understand that all too well. Seems like you have a great deal of deal with your plate, which constantly looks like such a true blessing camouflaged as a concern. Hope this season likewise uses you rest and thanksgiving, sweet girl. Reply

  • S Lauren|Modern Granola

    This looks remarkable! I can’t wait to attempt this! Reply

  • Jessica DeMarra

    I love this post. Often we do get so involved what we are doing, in our own little world, we forget what it resembles to let things slide and be a bit more client. I understand I do. I was so concentrated on photographing a dish that I hardly saw my partner inform me he was leaving your house and I nearly forgot to kiss him goodbye! Needless to state, I was seeming like you, a penis.
    This dish is so vibrant and dynamic, simply what I require with the sun decreasing painfully early and the streets looking grey and bleak. Reply

  • Tessa|Salted Plains

    These taste mixes sound splendidly warming and reassuring. Stunning. I’m with you on the peace and ideal health for the vacations … seems like that’s how it should be, right? Reply

  • Meredith

    Hi There Laura,

    Let me understand how it chooses the osage orange!:-RRB- I have not done any dissecting on one yet myself. Reply

  • Kari @ Preparing with Toddlers

    Liked the post and the slaw is being made this weekend! Fantastic. Reply

  • Valentina @Hortus

    Reading this post was sooo much enjoyable! Despite the fact that i am very sorry about your finger …
    I remain in a duration in which i am immersing whatever with turmeric, so that slaw looks very remarkable! This entire meal does.
    I am likewise very intrigues by that crazy looking citrus. Never ever seen one in my life! Reply

  • Lindsey

    this time of year whatever is moving at a speed that i’m sort of never ever okay with, include deal with top of all of it, and it’s a touch craze-inducing. so being a penis to my guy is something that takes place all frequently when i remain in that head area. this meal magnificent magnificent gorgeous, and filled with all the excellent things! those clementines! we have not gotten them here yet, however anticipating when we do! all the very best to you, miss out on! xoxo Reply

  • Kathryn

    Attempting to chill the eff out this holiday? I’m so in. Life appears to have actually been so insane just recently and I have actually had a lot of of those insane minutes and investing time/energy arguing and fighting versus things which do not deserve it. And yes to all the flavours you have actually got here. Super like that clementine. Stay warm good friend! Reply

  • Lisa @ Healthy Nibbles & Bits

    Beautiful salad! Love all the various colors and textures going on in it! Reply

  • Valeria – Life Love Food

    I, like you, am not typically the very best variation of myself when somewhat under pressure, not to mention when extremely under pressure like I am now. My guy is a saint and constantly understand how to relax me down, and likewise how to tollerate my state of mind swings … I feel extremely lucky for it. It seems like you have a lot on your plate, and hope work and tasks and creativty will constantly abound for you, gifted charming girl. Yet ideally some inner peace and ease and calmer days will come at some point quickly, too. Stunning, dynamic meal, best to lighten up these dismal days. Reply

  • Sonia

    Can you publish the dish for the kale slaw? That sounds tasty! Thanks. Reply

  • Rebecca

    Seriously like the dynamic colors of this meal!! Often, it’s so good to have somebody that is the best balance to the insane in our characters– my hubby is simply the same.:-RRB- Reply

  • Millie l Include A Little

    This looks so reassuring however healthy therefore tasty! Reply

  • Sini|My Blue & White Cooking Area

    What a vibrant, entirely charming meal, Laura! Sending you excellent vibes all the method from Finland (sans snow so I’m kinda envious that you get to take pleasure in some white charm) to Canada. xx Reply

  • Austin Bay

    I like the story arc of this post & I could not relate more … my partner constantly advises me to breath simple, particularly throughout this time. Hope the vacations are fantastic:-RRB- gorgeous dish! Reply

  • hannah

    This looks AMAZING Laura– your dishes are ALWAYS a winner:-RRB-
    The squash advises me of among my preferred ever salads (which i make with coconut nectar rather of honey– it’s magnificent with the coconut oil I’ll be attempting your maple spin:-RRB- Reply

  • Pig and Potato

    The colors in these photos are wonderful! The dish looks terrific. I’ll likewise be delighting in a vegetable Thanksgiving. Thanks a lot for sharing. Best to you and yours.

    xo Reply

  • leslie heuer

    We potlucked (a word?) thanksgiving supper this year, my folks weren’t in the state of mind to prepare so everybody brought along sides. I made simply the squash part of this dish and it was a success!! enjoyed it!! Reply

  • Sarah from Brooklyn!

    Simply made this and the tastes and textures are unbelievable! Your dishes are constantly special and enjoyable to make:-RRB- Reply

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  • Dana

    5 stars
    This was tasty and we enjoyed having a range of textures and Fall tastes. I made a couple of alternatives with what I had on hand, and they exercised well– green cabbage rather of Brussels sprouts, hazelnut butter rather of cashew butter, and entire grain mustard rather of Dijon. As much as I like fresh herbs, Dill is my least preferred so I did omit it here. Thank you as constantly for such motivating dishes. Reply

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