Roasted Squash Hummus Toasts! Butternut squash, hummus, and toasted pumpkin seeds are layered onto rye toast for a simple lunch or snack.
It's interesting to me how my eating habits have changed since I've been working from home. I anticipated that in the absence of organized packed lunches and with my kitchen at my finger tips I'd be eating more, making myself elaborate sit down lunches and pilfering my chocolate stash.
The reality is that more often than not I either get too busy to eat or just plain old forget to eat, which is crazy because I am NOT someone who forgets to eat.
This makes me realize two things. First, woah, the pull of the office snack drawer was powerful, y'all. Did I really *need* all of those snacks, or was it just routine / habit / boredom? Second, I seem to work less efficiently when I get into a state of starvation, so I need to plan my lunches more pointedly, even if I am working from home.
These little roasted squash hummus toasts are so simple they hardly warrant a recipe. Still, I think from time to time sharing something along these lines - something ridiculously simple, yet delicious and nourishing - is the thing to do.
I had some rings of roasted squash left over from making Egg In A Squash Hole, and I had some hummus on hand because I mostly always do, so I layered myself up a simple little tartine situation on a piece of toasted Danish rye.
The sweetness of the squash contrasts perfectly with the savoury hummus. I added some toasted pumpkin seeds for crunch, a smattering of parsley for colour, and a drizzle of my best olive oil because why the heck not? A sprinkle of flakey sea salt over the top takes the whole thing home.
Like I said, these roasted squash hummus toasts hardly qualify as a recipe, but if you *do* happen to have some roasted squash on hand, grab a bit of hummus (even store bought will do) and some toast (whatever you have on hand) and give this a go. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.
Butternut squash is rich in carotenoids, a precursor to vitamin A, and is a good source of vitamin C. It is also a very good source of dietary fiber. The seeds, when consumed in moderation, are a great source of healthy oils including linoleic acid (polyunsaturated omega-6 fatty acid) and oleic acid (the same monounsaturated fatty acid found in olive oil).
Roasted Squash Hummus Toasts
- 1 slice Danish rye bread
- 2 Tablespoons hummus
- 4 slices roasted butternut squash
- ½ Tablespoon toasted pumpkin seeds
- pinch flaky sea salt
- drizzle good quality olive oil
- 1 teaspoon parsley
- Spread hummus onto toasted rye bread.
- Top with slices of roasted squash, pumpkin seeds, fresh parsley, olive oil, and sea salt.