Learn how to make Lemon-Ginger Acorn Squash, one of Rita's recipes for eating smart with colorful produce.

Lemon-Ginger Acorn Squash


  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 medium acorn squash, halved, seeds and strings discarded, skin pierced in several places
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons butter-oil blend
  • ½ teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • ¼ teaspoon grated peeled ginger root


  1. Pour water into microwavable baking dish. Put the squash halves with the cut side down in the dish. Microwave on HIGH for 7 minutes or until knife tip inserted in skin comes out easily. Transfer with cut side up to plates.
  2. Meanwhile, in small bowl, stir together the remaining ingredients. Put the mixture in hollow of each cooked squash half. Makes 2 servings.