Butternut Squash: ‘Master of Disguise,’ Now At Our Tasting Bar


Butternut squash is a master of disguises: in Australia, it’s considered (and called) a butternut pumpkin, and used like a pumpkin. Botanically speaking, it’s actually a fruit.

And butternut squash is used here in the US like a vegetable: we roast, toast, grill, puree, and mash it in everything from casseroles and soups to breads and muffins.

Same goes for AllSpice Butternut Squash Seed Oil: it’s a multi-talented oil that lends that “special something” to a wide variety of recipes.

Made with butternut squash seeds that are roasted, pressed, filtered and bottled, this versatile oil is a great addition to all kinds of dishes, from popcorn to soup, from grilled meats and fish to roasted vegetables and polenta. Golden and nutty, with a buttery cashew-peanut taste, Butternut Squash Seed Oil is high in healthy mono- and polyunsaturated fats.

With a relatively high 425F smoke point (similar to peanut oil), Butternut Squash Seed Oil is suitable for marinades and grilling, roasting, baking and sauteeing. (Frying with Butternut Squash Seed Oil is not recommended, however).

Pair Butternut Squash Seed Oil with flavors of autumn: with Cinnamon Pear, Red Apple, or Fig Balsamic Vinegars; on roasted Brussels sprouts and cauliflower; as a finishing touch for squash soup, risotto and polenta, or hearty winter stews. Makes a delicious alternative to olive oil or butter on your popcorn, potatoes, and a fabulous dipping oil for artisanal breads.

Need ideas? You’ll find links to recipes that call for Butternut Squash Seed Oil here in the AllSpice recipe database.

Butternut Squash Seed Oil is $22/bottle. Stop in the shop and try a sample at our Tasting Bar, but hurry — Butternut Squash Seed Oil is here, in limited quantities, for a limited time only!