Roasted Butternut Squash Slider with Balsamic Caramelized onions, Sriracha Mayo. Vegan Sandwich Recipe

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What to do with all that squash and what to serve for Game day.. 2 Questions.. 1 answer..
This easy squash sandwich...:) 

We keep getting some or the other squash from our weekly farm delivery. I have this one squash, which I don't even what it is ..:) It is dirty green with some rough bumps on it, shaped somewhat like a pumpkin.. can anyone give me a name to put on that squash?
I don't know how you all roast a humongous squash when the squash cutting person (read husband) is not around. The other day I was done trying to cut it open. So I just took the whole Butternut squash, made a couple of tiny knife holes in it, lightly coated it with oil, put it on a baking sheet and popped it into the oven at 335 degrees F and baked it till my knife went in super easy(at least half an hour). Done!
I cooled the squash, cut it open, which was now super easy because it was cooked and soft. Scooped out the innards and cut off the stem. The peel was already separating from the squash so pulled it off.
Chopped it up and refrigerated it. 

Roasted Butternut Squash, Caramelized Onion, Sriracha Mayo Sandwich

Ha! I am not playing around with any of those slippery squashes again. I might end up cutting my finger or something. I am going to roast them all whole! 
I keep running out of ideas to use them up. After adding the roasted squash to salads, curries, and eating as a side( I still had some left), I decided to put some in an easy sandwich. Load it up with some caramelized onions, drench it all in spicy mayo(Sriracha mayo idea borrowed from Erin's Reuben twist), and eat it messily.

For more Burgers and Sandwiches see here. 

Steps:
Prep the buns/rolls. Toast lightly if needed. Top the bottom of the roll with lettuce(or baby greens), tomatoes (optional).
Toss the roasted butternut cubes in salt, pepper and herbs of choice. I used parsley.



Top with caramelized onions.



Drench the whole tower in as much or as little of the Sriracha/hot sauce vegenaise.



Top with other half of the roll.
Eat, spill on the sides, eat.



Roasted Butternut Squash, Balsamic Caramelized onion, Sriracha Mayo Sandwich
Allergy Information: Dairy, Egg, corn free. Can be made Soy-free with cashew mayo, nut-free with Vegenaise, gluten-free with glutenfree buns.

Method:
Prep the buns/rolls. Toast lightly if needed. I used my Spelt Rye Sorghum Kamut Barley Multigrain rolls. 
Top the bottom of the roll with lettuce or baby greens, tomato slices (optional).
Heat up a pan with a teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil and Toss the Roasted butternut cubes in salt, pepper and herbs of choice(I used parsley) for a minute to heat it all up. you can also serve it cold tossed in salt and herbs. Use cubed or slices. 
(If you dont have roasted squash, slice the raw squash and place in a large greased pan on medium heat. Flip the slices after 6-8 minutes, sprinkle salt, pepper, herbs, and cook till tender.)
Top with Balsamic or plain Caramelized onions.
Drench the whole tower in as much or as little of the Sriracha/hot sauce vegenaise/mayo.
Top with other half of the roll.
Eat, spill on the sides, eat.

Sriracha Mayo:
Add 1 Tablespoon(or more to taste) of Sriracha or hot sauce in 4-5 Tablespoons of Vegenaise or home made mayo like this one or Sriracha/hot sauce mixed in cashew cream. Mix and use.

Caramelized Onions:
Add enough evoo(extra virgin olive oil) or other oil of choice to coat a pan, heat on medium and cook sliced onion for 10 minutes. Sprinkle a pinch of salt and 1/4 teaspoon sugar(for a 1/2 cup of sliced onion) and a few drops on water. Mix and keep cooking on low-medium, partially covered, stirring every 6-8 minutes, until golden brown. If the onions start to stick or burn add some water. For balsamic onions, Add Balsamic vinegar(1/2 teaspoon or more to taste, for 1/2 cup onion) and cook for another 2-3 minutes.



This sandwich is being shared at Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays, Allergy Free Wednesdays, Ricki's wellness weekend.

56 comments:

  1. what a fabulous idea, richa! i would eat this sandwich in a heartbeat! also, i love your roasting the whole squash idea. i always have a hard time cutting those babies open!

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    1. i know right.. it worked beautifully with the butternut.. i am planning to bake a whole acorn.. lets see:)

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  2. Hey Richa! nice idea for burgers.. love the squash color..

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  3. wow. just... WOW. this sounds so SO amazing, I love it!

    so happy to have a new way to cut open squash - can't wait to try it!

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    1. Thank you Kris!:)) Let me know when you do:))

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  4. As someone without a squash-cutting-person, I am very happy to have this tip. So are my fingers.
    I will be enjoying this sammie this week, for sure.

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    1. Some of the squashes are just too hard for my limited strength:)) i am going to bake them all whole:)

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  5. Yummy! This is a great idea. I eat butternut squash ALL THE TIME, and can only imagine how delicious this slider must be. I'll try it soon. Thanks!

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    1. Thank you Jenne.. It is one of those funky flavor combinations:) hope you like it:)

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  6. I don't even know where to begin Richa! This might be the yummiest looking sandwich I've ever seen, and I since I happen to be addicted to b'nut squash, it sounds perfect for me!

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    1. Thanks Barb! I think it is all those colors:)) it is a simple sandwich which i wasnt even sure about posting:) thankfully i took some pictures:)

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  7. I like this recipe, especially the mayo ideas. The green squash you mentioned sounds like a Kabocha squash - they're delicious.

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    1. I thought so.. the kabochas i have cooked earlier looked slightly different.. maybe its just a non conforming Kabocha:)

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  8. this looks absolutely sinful!!!! :)

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  9. Those are some of the most beautiful sandwich photos of all time! Geez! And then there's the sandwich itself! I would eat one in a heartbeat. :-)

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    1. Thank you Kristy.. the photography gods were happy with me that day:)

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  10. Richa, you have an uncanny talent for flavor pairing! This combination is blowing my mind- So many things I already love, but would never have thought to bring together in such a format. Brilliant, purely brilliant!

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    1. Thank you Hannah. it is one of the random thoughts, that i just put together and some might not even like the flavors together.. it worked for me and totally worked for hubbs :)

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  11. I second Hannah, great combination Richa!

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  12. WOAH!! This looks incredible and like it just might be able to keep me away from the Tempeh Reubens for a while! ;-)

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  13. Could the green squash be a kabocha? It sounds pretty similar. Eating squash in burger form is such a great idea--especially with that amazing-sounding sriracha mayo!

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  14. Wow! That looks AMAZING! Happy New Year Richa, a little late though!

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  15. These look awesome! What a fun thing to serve at a party. Love the idea! :)

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  16. I would happily wrap my pie-hole around that beautiful "burger," Richa! What a delicious idea.

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  17. Your big dirty green with bumps squash may be a Hubbard. They are usually oblong with ridges rather than pumpkin shaped but I've grown some that were sort of pumpkin shaped. Some of them are really big. Treat it like you would any big squash. If it's a Hubbard both the texture and the taste are like a cross between an acorn and a butternut, quite good.

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    1. i am going to put it into the oven whole and see what comes out:)

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  18. This is insane! I love the photos showing the layering of the burger items. The photo is gorgeous and I want this now. Amazing Richa!

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    1. Thank you Erin! the sandwich was simple, so i thought i should take the layering pictures just to see what all is in there:)

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  19. We don't even watch the superbowl, but I'm pretty sure we'll be eating these on Sunday.

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    1. yes make some!! go easy on the Sriracha:)

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  20. This looks incredible! It reminds me of one of my favorite burgers at Plum Bistro. I think even my picky partner would eat this one! :)

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    1. Thanks Sonnet! hope you 2 like it:) I eat at plum and sage way too many times!

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  21. I am enjoying this sandwich right now. It is divine. Thank you!

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    1. That is awesome! Thank you for trying it out and loving it! xoxo

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    2. Fixed this again for brunch today. I made enough of the mayo, onions, and squash to have leftovers for an easy dinner tomorrow night. One of the most amazing sandwiches ever!

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    3. Having this for brunch today. Excited about the leftover ingredients...dinner tomorrow night will be easy and super tasty. This is an amazing sandwich!

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  22. This recipe was the talk of the lunchroom at school today! Great idea- can't wait to try it. Yum!

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    1. Awesome! let me know when you do!:)) i'd love to know more about the lunchroom converstion:)

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  23. You know, in all fairness Richa, as a true skeptic I must run some trial tests first before handing out any props. I hope you understand. Because most of these delicious looking pictures on ads have what I call: "The Quiznos' Syndrome." Which means the picture is much better than the sandwich itself (also don't look nearly as good)...lol. I'll be back another time to give you my decision on this important matter.

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    1. Sure, I will be here waiting:) as for the quiznos and others syndrome.. they have a ton of money they throw at the design, marketing, photographing etc teams and the pictured food is not even necessarily food. This however went straight into my tummy after the photoshoot:) I hope you like this flavor profile:)

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  24. This looks insanely good! Wow - what amazing flavors! And so pretty. :)

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    I hope you can make it!

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  26. I just had this for lunch. Thanks for the squash cooking tip, am saving the leftover for risotto. My husband and I loved the sandwich.

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    1. Awesome! i am so glad you liked it !!

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  27. Did this with acorn squash, it was epic! I cut the squash in half and stuck it in the oven for 40 minutes, worked great!

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  28. Oh yum! I have a lonely squash half sitting in the fridge, this is perfect for it!

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  29. This sounds delicious! Sriracha mayo is AMAZING!!

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  30. I made this today, and it was amazing!

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