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Holiday Salsa

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A fiery change

Pretty, fiery, and quick to fix, this vegan holiday recipe is a healthy vegan change from the usual fat- and calorie-laden dips served at holiday parties. Take advantage of this unusual vegan recipe during the winter months -- composed of acorn squash, jalapeno, red onion, cilantro, and lime zest, you'll miss this vegan salsa when winter squash is out of season.  

A fiery change

Holiday Salsa

Makes 2 cups


    • 1/2 small acorn squash, seeded
    • 1/2 small red bell pepper, seeded, chopped
    • 1 large jalapeno, seeded, minced
    • 1/2 small red onion, finely chopped
    • Juice and zest of 1 lime
    • 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
    • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


1. Bake, steam, or microwave acorn squash until it is firm but tender. Peel and dice.

2. Place squash and remaining ingredients in a medium-sized bowl and toss to combine.

3. Refrigerate overnight or at least a few hours to meld flavors, tossing occasionally.

4. Serve at room temperature.

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