Roasted Kabocha Squash with Pecan-Raisin Relish

Katherine Martinelli Website
Rated 5.0 based on 2 customer reviews
Roasted Kabocha Squash with Pecan-Raisin Relish
Roasted Kabocha Squash with Pecan-Raisin Relish
Recipe Image for Print


  • 1 (2 pound) kabocha squash
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • ½ teaspoon salt, divided
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 cup raisins
  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ½ cup chopped pecans
  • ½ cup minced parsley
  • ½ cup minced cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C)..
  2. Halve the squash lengthwise, scoop out and discard the seeds, and cut squash into thin wedges (don’t peel the squash – the skin is edible!).
  3. Whisk together the olive oil, ¼ teaspoon salt, and pepper; brush onto the squash wedges. Arrange wedges onto two rimmed baking sheets.
  4. Roast squash for 15 minutes, flip the squash wedges, and continue roasting until squash is tender and just starting to brown, about 10 minutes more.
  5. While the squash is roasting, mix the raisins and vinegar in a large bowl; let soak for 15 minutes. Stir the pecans, parsley, cilantro, maple syrup, and remaining ¼ teaspoon salt with the raisins and vinegar; spoon over the squash wedges to serve.
Mealthy tip:

If you can’t find kabocha squash, butternut or acorn squash can be substituted but must be peeled and may need to cook a bit longer.


5.0out of 5 Stars

(2 Reviews)

How would you rate this recipe?

What others are saying

Image of Katie Hason
January 25, 2018 at 3:26am

Katie Hason says:

Kabocha squash is so underrated! This dish was really good. I also really enjoyed the cilantro-molasses relish, it was delicious. This is perfect for holidays, special occasions, or small gatherings with family and friends.

Image of Greg Jones
December 02, 2017 at 2:50am

Greg Jones says:

This was an easy squash roast and the relish was delicious. I thought the pecans and raisins added a nice crunch and flavor to the relish. Very good.