A Girl & Her Food: Butternut Squash Fries with Curry Dipping Sauce


Butternut Squash Fries with Curry Dipping Sauce

Let's be honest here, there is no true substitute for the classic french fry.  But if you are going to go in that direction, I will tell you, sweet potato fries are out, and butternut squash fries are in! Not only are they lower in carbs than sweet potatoes, but they also oven-roast to such a delicious and crispy state that I promise you will be impressed and glad you made the switch.  If you dip 'em in curry sauce... Wowzers!  That's all I can say.  Curry + Butternut Squash is a match made in heaven.   Trust me.  I use a curry dipping sauce made with kefir and veganaise, and is actually super healthy for you. With each dip in the curry sauce, you get probiotics and calcium from the kefir, omega 3-acids from the veganise, and the spices that make up the curry help fight Alzheimer's and cancer. 

Butternut Squash Fries + Curry Dipping Sauce 


1 butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cut into evenly-sized fries 
Olive oil to toss 
Salt and fresh ground pepper to taste


Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a large bowl, place the cut butternut squash and drizzle with olive oil and toss to coat. Also your hands to coat and toss evenly. Pour fries onto a rimmed baking sheet and arrange in a single layer. Sprinkle with salt or pepper.
Bake for 20 minutes, then carefully flip fries over using tongs.  Bake for 20 minutes more or until tender and browned on edges.

Curry Dipping Sauce 

1/2 cup of plain unsweetened kefir

1/8 cup of Veganaise (healthy substitute to  mayonnaise) 
1 Tablespoon curry powder
1 teaspoon lime juice or juice of 1/2 lime 
kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper

Note: You can substitute Kefir with Greek yogurt 1 1/2 cups not not use Veganise. 


In a medium bowl, mix together the kefir, veganaise, curry powder, lime juice,  salt and fresh ground pepper to taste. You want the dipping sauce to be smooth and not clumpy. Chill for at least 1 hour before serving. Enjoy! 
(I LOVE Lifeway Kefir)


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