Winter Squash and Savoy Cabbage with Toasted Sesame Seeds

This is one of my favorite combinations and has been for many years. The naturally sweet flavors of the squash, cabbage, and onion are rounded out by the nuttiness of toasted sesame seeds and dark sesame oil. I particularly enjoy this with brown rice.


6 servings (serving size: 1 cup)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 128
Caloriesfromfat 29 %
Fat 4 g
Satfat 0.6 g
Monofat 1.4 g
Polyfat 1.8 g
Protein 4.1 g
Carbohydrate 22.6 g
Fiber 2.9 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 1.6 mg
Sodium 406 mg
Calcium 125 mg


2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
5 cups (1/2-inch) cubed peeled butternut squash (about 2 pounds)
1 cup diced onion
8 cups coarsely chopped Savoy or green cabbage
1/2 cup water
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted
1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce


Heat oils in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add squash and onion; sauté for 7 minutes or until lightly browned. Stir in cabbage, water, and salt; cover and cook 5 minutes or until tender. Stir in sesame seeds and soy sauce. Serve immediately.