Balsamic Glazed Veggie Noodles





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Ingredients:

  • 1 medium organic butternut squash

  • 2 medium to large organic beets

  • 1/4 cup organic balsamic vinegar

  • 1 tbsp raw local honey

  • 1/8 cup organic EVOO

  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste


Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

  2. Remove the bulb end of the butternut squash, and save it for another use. Peel the long solid portion then spiralize.

  3. Clean and trim, but do not peel, the beets. Spiralize to make noodles.

  4. Dissolve honey and salt into the balsamic vinegar, then whisk in EVOO to emulsify.

  5. Place the noodles on a baking sheet, pour on the dressing, and toss until coated.

  6. Sprinkle with pepper if desired.

  7. Place in the oven for 20 minutes, carefully turning once or twice during cooking.

  8. Place in the broiler for an additional 3-5 minutes to finish.


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