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For the best results, look for elongated rather than bulbous squash. Delicious, Quick Side DishesPlus: More Vegetable Recipes and Tips

Mario Batali
October 2000

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Recipe Summary

Yield:
8
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 450°. Slice the squash crosswise 1 inch thick; scrape out any seeds. Lightly oil 2 baking sheets and arrange the squash slices on them. Season with salt and pepper and drizzle with 1/4 cup of the olive oil. Bake for about 25 minutes, or until just tender.

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  • Combine the remaining 1/4 cup of olive oil with the vinegar, onion, oregano, garlic and crushed red pepper. Season with salt and pepper. Pour over the warm squash and let stand for 20 minutes.

  • Arrange the squash on plates, sprinkle with the mint leaves and serve.

Make Ahead

The recipe can be prepared through Step 2 and kept at room temperature for up to 4 hours.

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