Delicata squash, an heirloom variety that’s become super popular over the past decade, has a lot of perks: Not only is it easy to chop but the thin skin is edible and the vegetable is small enough to serve one person. Here are six ways to make the most of Delicata this season.
1. Soup. End the butternut soup monopoly. Halve Delicata squash lengthwise, seed the halves and bake until they’re soft. Then scoop out the flesh to add to a soup base and puree.
2. Stuffed. Fill a baked squash half with a grain salad, like this fantastic quinoa studded with raisins, apples and herbs. Eat the skin if you choose.