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hasselback butternut squash

Hasselback butternut squash with Garlic Aioli and Moroccan Inspired Chili Olives

Safiya | FeastwithSafiya
Baked Butternut Squash topped with Garlic Aioli & Moroccan inspired Chili Olives. The chili olives and garlic aioli truly take this simple baked butternut squash to the next level.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Dip, Main Course, Sauce, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 550 kcal


Hasselback Butternut Squash

  • 1 Large Butternut Squash
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive oil
  • Salt to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon Black Pepper or to taste

Moroccan Chili Olives-Zaitool al-had

  • 1 cup Pitted Green Olives
  • 1 Tablespoon Harissa or Chili Garlic sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon Cumin Powder
  • Couple slices of Lemon
  • Pinch of Salt

Garlic Aioli

  • ½ cup Sour cream
  • ¼ cup Mayonnaise
  • 4-5 cloves of Garlic
  • A generous squeeze of lemon juice
  • 2 Tablespoons Parsley
  • teaspoon Black pepper powder
  • Salt to taste


  • Preheat the oven to 400 F and lightly spray the baking sheet with oil.
  • Combine all the ingredients for Chili Olives in a medium prep bowl. Cover and set it aside.
  • Also prepare Garlic Aioli in meantime. Blend all the ingredients for garlic aioli in the blender or a food processor until smooth. Take aioli out in a bowl. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Wash and dry Butternut Squash. Poke the squash with a knife a few times and microwave it for 4 minutes. Let it cool down completely then cut the tip and top. Peel the squash with a peeler.
  • Make sure to peel off all the white layer of the squash until you start to see the orange layer. Cut the squash down the center lengthwise and remove the seeds from the core.
  • Place the squash core side down on the baking sheet. Drizzle the oil and season it with salt and pepper. Roast it in the oven for 20 minutes.
  • Remove the squash from the Oven. Let the squash cool slightly until the squash is cool enough to create cuts. Create about ⅛ inch thin slices in the squash.
  • Drizzle a little oil and roast the squash for addition 20-25 minutes at 400 F.
  • Transfer the Squash on a serving plate. Top the baked Butternut Squash with Chili Olives, Garlic aioli and garnish with chopped parsley.
  • Enjoy!



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Calories: 550kcal
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