This caramelized onion kabocha sandwich is a year round favorite! Pumpkin sandwiched with sweet caramelized onions, creamy cool avocado, and roasted garlic mayo - Mmm...
recipe originally published March 3, 2014
My love of kabocha continues. and I keep finding new things to do with it. I think I ate this sandwich every day for a week. Yep, probably went through ... six kabocha in five days?
Last night I was out of sandwich rolls so I made a kabocha rice bowl with all of these ingredients.
After several weeks of bummer avocados, I had one good one. I am not yet certain my luck will hold, but I love avocados so much that I do keep trying. Any good avocados where you are? The avocado bin is probably the place where I spend the most time during my shopping trips lately - and now that I have had a good one, I will pick over each one, obsessing even more. *sigh*
So ready for spring. In the meantime, these are my winter comfort food flavors.
oh so good.
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Caramelized Onion Kabocha Sandwich
The epitome of comfort food, this sandwich has layers of flavor and texture!
- ½ kabocha squash*, scrubbed
- 3-4 tablespoons coconut oil
- sea salt and pepper
- 1 small sweet onion
- 2 sandwich rolls / bread
- 2 tablespoons
- Roasted Garlic Mayonnaise
- 1 avocado, peeled, seeded and sliced
- *I roasted the whole kabocha - making the other half portion into
- buffalo celery ranch fries
- Preheat oven to 375 °F.
- Cut squash in half at stem. Remove stem, seeds and innards, bottom core. Cut each half into half again, and positioning each segment on one flat side, carefully slice into thin uniform slices (¼ inch or so).
- Brush with 1-2 tablespoons coconut oil, arrange in a single layer on prepared (foil, parchment) baking sheets. Season with salt and pepper.
- Bake kabocha at 375 °F for 20 minutes.
- Remove from oven, flip each slice to other side, return to oven for another 15-17 minutes or until crispy and golden brown.
- While kabocha bakes, caramelize the onion. See: How To Caramelize Onion
- Prepare sandwiches: split rolls, spread Roasted Garlic Mayo on each slice. Stack one half avocado on each bottom half, followed by several warm slices of roasted kabocha. Top with hot caramelized onions and top half of roll.
dairy, egg, soy and gluten free, vegan recipe
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 660Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 157mgCarbohydrates: 44gFiber: 19gSugar: 8gProtein: 12g
nutrition calculations results vary by calculator, are for informational purposes only, and are not intended to replace medical advice or treatment.
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pam (Sidewalk Shoes) says
I've never tried a kabocha in a sandwich!
Arman @ thebigmansworld says
This one time, I ate an entire kabocha in one night roasted in olive oil, garlic and sea salt. IT was awesome...until 2 hours later and I looked like a pregnant man.
Who wudda thought to sandwich it? You genius, you.