Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Butternut Squash Tostada with Goat Cheese & Black Beans



Clearly I'm on a butternut squash kick {as demonstrated here}...I just love the buttery texture and rich taste.  It's the perfect addition to so many meals.  This latest meal includes goat cheese {another kick that I'm on here, here and here} and black beans...a dangerously good combination.  Who needs meat when you have such great substance?  I certainly didn't miss it and neither did my husband.  

These also have a spicy kick...perhaps a little too much for me right now, but I still thoroughly enjoyed them.  Just don't say I didn't warn you!  

Recipe via Naturally Ella

2 cups ¼” cubed butternut squash
1 medium red onion
1 tablespoon olive oil
1-2 teaspoon crushed dried chipotle peppers
¼ teaspoon salt
½ cup black beans, rinsed and drained if using canned
Juice from half a lime
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon olive oil
4 corn tortillas
2-3 ounces goat cheese


Preheat oven to 425˚.

Roughly dice onion and toss with cubed butternut squash. Combine olive oil, 1 teaspoon crushed chipotle peppers, and salt. Add to butternut squash and toss again to coat. Roast for 20-25 minutes or until squash is tender and beginning to brown.

In a bowl, combine black beans, lime juice, honey, and olive oil. Once squash is done, add to black beans and stir. Spoon squash and black bean mixture on to corn tortillas and sprinkle with goat cheese.
Place tortillas in the oven and let bake until the goat cheese is browning and the tortillas is crisp, 10-15 minutes.


Hope you enjoy!  Bon Appetit!

xo natasha

13 comments:

  1. this is so awesome, i was going to make the butternut squash thats in our fridge tonight but wasnt sure what to make!!

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  2. Yum! I am always on the lookout for more ways to use butternut squash.

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  3. Natasha-these look so good! I love the combo of all of this and honey being used! yum in the tum. I can def tell you are on a goat cheese kick haha I need to get some!

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  4. Looks super delicious! You seem to be a fantastic cook!

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  5. Looks delicious! Great combination of ingredients and I like the addition of honey. Butternut squash is one of my favorites.

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  6. Oh yum! You come up with the most creative, restaurant style dishes!

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  7. Another delish recipe!! Yummy!! tally just bought a butternut squash, now to decide should I make this or the enchiladas:)

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  8. Yum! Adding this to our menu for next week!

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  9. Seriously I think if you put goat cheese on anything it WILL taste good =) I'm also a lover of butternut squash too. So I'm lovin this recipe.

    - Sarah
    agirlintransit.blogspot.com

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  10. I just love anything with cheese...so YUM!

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  11. Yum! I love anything with black beans and butternut squash. I'll have to add this to my list of things to make once the meals after baby stop coming. :)

    http://justrainbowsandbutterflys.blogspot.com/

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  12. Okay I know I've seen your recipes as you pos them, but browsing them right now I didn't realize how manly of them had butternut squash + black beans + goat cheese, which are some of my all time favorite things. I need to start making these!!! Why haven't I yet??!

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