Black futsu is healthy but not so tasty, especially for our kids. But as a parent, I would like to try to add this to my kid’s meal planning.
Many black futsu squash recipes are there to turn them tasty. So recently, I thought of trying one of them, and all my family members, including my kids, happily eat it.
I am so glad after seeing the empty plate and everyone’s satisfaction; I can’t express it. And surprisingly, it didn’t take much time or effort to make this squash.
So to help mums like me, I will share the simple black futsu squash recipe below. It’s baked black futsu squash tossed in hazelnut pesto. If you love to know more about this dish, you are welcome to scroll down.
Why Should You Try Baked Black Futsu Squash
Black Futsu squash is a unique variety of winter squash that has a deep, rich color and an intense flavor. You can eat this squash baked, fried, or as a side dish. My recipe today is baked black futsu squash with hazelnut pesto. The combination is incredible; just try it once, and you will be amazed.
Additionally, this dish is not only delicious but very nutritious as well. It has high levels of vitamin A and C. These nutrients are essential for maintaining healthy blood pressure, skin health, and overall energy levels.
Plus, it is rich in beta carotene, a type of vitamin that helps promote eye health, lower cancer risk, and improve heart health. And it is also a good source of potassium, which helps to reduce inflammation and promote joint health.
In addition to these physical benefits, black futsu squash is also low in calories and packed with dietary fibers, which can help curb craving behavior and support regularity throughout the day. It also contains vitamins B6, B3, and magnesium.
And most importantly, unlike some other types of squashes, black futsu doesn’t require any cooking or seasoning before you eat it.
You can also have it by simply carving it into thin slices and enjoying it as part of a salad or on its own as a savory dessert also!
How To Store Black Futsu Squash
I don’t think some leftover will be there, still if some are there, don’t worry its not wasted. Place them in a air tight box and store in the refrigerator for upto 2 days. But it’s better not to; making it is so simple, so whenever you want to eat, just bake and toss in the pesto, and it’s ready.
Tips And Tricks
- Ensure you have cut the black futsu as thinly as possible and pat dry before baking.
- While seasoning the black futsu, don’t rub with your hand or use some tool to mix. Just gently give it a toss. It’s very soft, and after thinly slicing, chances are there it will break down.
- Don’t overbake it or make it crispy. Then tossing in hazelnut pesto won’t be beneficial.
Roasted black futsu is tasted by almost all of us, but how about roasted black futsu squash tossed in hazelnut pesto? When you add hazelnut pesto to the roasted squash, the dish becomes so delicious that anyone would love and appreciate it. No one can even imagine it’s possible to make the black futsu squash taste amazing just by tossing it in the hazelnut pesto.
It’s just a matter of a few minutes and requires minimal effort. So you should definitely try this, and trust me, it will bring satisfaction and appreciation for you.
Last Updated on November 21, 2022 by Eleanor
Lindsay G. Cabral is a recipe blogger who specializes in vegan and gluten-free recipes. Lindsay has been blogging since 2012, and her recipes have been featured on popular websites such as Huffington Post, Mind Body Green, and The Kitchn. In addition to her blog, Lindsay is also the author of two cookbooks, Vegan Yum Yum and Vegan Yum Yum for All Occasions. When she's not in the kitchen, Lindsay enjoys spending time with her husband and two young daughters.