Handcrafted Squash Seed Oils
We have two new delicious specialty oils for you to try! Our two varietal squash seed oils, butternut and pumpkin, were organically-grown in upstate New York and developed with the assistance of Cornell University for Stony Brook WholeHeartedFoods. These expeller-pressed oils (no chemicals or high heat) are full of nutrition and flavor. Squash seeds contain Vitamins E and A, lutein and other beneficial phytochemicals. Roasted seeds develop a complex roasted, nutty flavor and result in versatile oils that enhance a variety of foods.
We love to try recipes! For a roasted, nutty flavor, you can drizzle these oils over your favorite foods such as popcorn, soups, salads, oatmeal, potato dishes, hummus and other dips, salads chowders, chili, rice dishes, and even ice cream!
Butternut Squash Seed Oil has a warm, buttery, nutty (e.g. cashew or peanut) flavor profile. With its high smoke point (425°F) use if for sautéing, grilling, or roasting vegetables and meats, or to drizzle on a variety of foods.
Here are some recipe suggestions for Butternut Squash Seed Oil: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip muffins, Butternut Apricot Pound Cake (image shown) Brussels sprouts, wild rice pilaf and more. One of our favorites is a blend of Butternut Squash Seed oil and our Maple Balsamic Vinegar (about 2/3 oil, 1/3 balsamic). Use this combination to dip apple slices or as a vinaigrette over salads, roasted vegetables or even popcorn. Blend this oil with Red Apple Balsamic for another great combination!
Roasted Pumpkin Seed Oil is made from oilseed pumpkins and has a deep emerald green color and a toasted sesame-like flavor with notes of pistachio and roasted mushroom. It is delicious in hummus! Try it over pasta, salads, grilled vegetables, roasted fish and soups. The smoke point is only 250°F, so avoid high heat. Try Pumpkin Beet Salad and Coconut Shrimp with pumpkin seed oil and coconut balsamic. Or try this simple Pumpkin Seed Oil Dressing:
2-1/2 T Premium Olive Oil
1 T White Balsamic
1/2 T Dijon Mustard
1/2 T honey
1 tsp Pumpkin Seed Oil
pinch of salt