Silan Squash

Silan Squash 
Vegan and Pareve


  • Butternut squash or any winter squash           rsz silan squash copy
  • Zataar
  • Kosher salt
  • Olive oil
  • Date syrup (Silan)*


  1. Cut the squash in half lenghthwise and remove the seeds. At this point you can cut the squash into large chunks or leave them in halves.
  2. Oil a baking sheet, place the squash on the baking sheets and brush lightly with olive oil.
  3. Season with zataar and salt to taste. Use a heavy hand with zataar and a lighter touch with salt.
  4. Bake at 400º 20 min or longer until the squash is tender.
  5. Remove from the oven and brush with silan.
  6. Return to the oven 5 min. longer so that the squash is glazed.
  7. Turn the oven off and hold the squash in the oven until ready to serve or serve immediately.

Can be served with tehina.

Silan and zataar are available at every Israeli grocery--use the סילאן טבעי. Outside Israel, both are available in Middle Eastern markets or, of course, on 

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