Side Dish ~ Inspiralized Butternut Squash Noodles with Shredded Brussels Sprouts, Walnuts and Caramelized Onions

Butternut Squash with Brussels Sprouts and Caramelized Onions

Butternut Squash Noodles with Shredded Brussels Sprouts, Walnuts and Caramelized Onions (http://www.inspiralized.com/2014/09/28/butternut-squash-noodles-with-shredded-brussels-sprouts-walnuts-and-caramelized-onions/) was an interesting mix of flavors, some amazing, some not so much. With modification, this is definitely a keeper!!

Here are some cooking tips to help:

Spiralizing the squash.  Make sure you watch the video ~ it will make the process much easier and successful.

Brussels Sprouts ~ I purchased a bag of precut Brussels Sprouts from Trader Joe’s, which was a timesaver for me.

Walnuts – Don’t chop them too small.  I bought a bag of Trader Joe’s Raw California Walnut Halves and Pieces and only broke the really large pieces in half – this worked well.  Also, 3 minutes is probably adequate for cooking time.  My first batch burned at 5 minutes (probably contributing to this fact were that the pieces were chopped too small).

Onion ~ I used a smaller sized onion and this was the only thing that I felt made this recipe questionable.  It was too “onion-y” for me.  Next time I will probably use just half of a small onion…and there will be a next time! 🙂

Also, there is an extra step in the recipe ~ an error by the author.  Steps 1 and 2 both address cooking the walnuts.  Use my advice above and you will be fine. 🙂

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