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Zesty Lemon Squash | Dash of Jazz

Zesty Lemon Squash

Simply-made veggie side dish using just five easy ingredients

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword calabaza squash, easy side dish, oven-roasted squash, vegan side dish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • 4 calabaza (gray) squash you can also use yellow or zucchini squash
  • 1 lemon
  • olive oil
  • sea salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cut squash into quarters, vertically then into chunks.

  2. Add squash, sea salt, and black pepper to a baking pan then drizzle with olive oil. Squeeze juice from lemon over everything then set lemon aside for later. Toss squash to evenly coat with all ingredients.

  3. Spread squash out into a single layer in pan. I like to arrange the pieces skin side down, but that's optional. Roast for about 15 minutes or until tender (but not mushy).

  4. In the meantime, zest the lemon. Garnish squash with zest before serving.