Butternut Squash Pita Tostadas

An all-around winner for my family! With the perfect combination of flavor for each bite, I know this recipe will be on repeat this fall!

Serves 6-8


1 large butternut squash, split vertically and seeds removed **read below for a small family tip!

(*Since I was cooking for my small family, I only ended up using half of the squash mixture and cut the rest of the recipe in half to make 4 servings, rather than 8. I baked both sides of the squash, used half to mash for our pitas, and then saved the other half to dice up and use as a side for the next day.) 

extra-virgin olive oil

1 teaspoon cumin

1/2 teaspoon chili powder

real salt, to taste

1 tablespoon maple syrup

6-8 whole wheat pita breads (6-inch)

1 can black beans, rinsed and drained

juice from 2 limes, divided

1/4 cup nonfat plain greek yogurt

2 avocados, sliced

garnish: chopped cilantro and pumpkin seeds


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut the butternut squash down the long way and scoop out seeds. Brush lightly with olive oil on all sides and place on foil-lined baking sheet, flesh side down. Bake for 45 minutes or until tender. Set aside and begin to let cool.
  2. Once cooled slightly, mash squash in a medium bowl together with cumin, chili powder, salt, and maple syrup. Mix well. 
  3. Turn off oven. As it cools, place pita bread on a baking sheet and bake for 5-8 minutes or until golden brown and slightly crispy on the edges. Remove from heat.
  4. While pita bread is in the oven, mix beans in a small bowl with half of lime juice and a pinch of salt. Drizzle olive oil over top and mix. In a separate small bowl, mix the other half of lime juice with yogurt, and add a little water if needed to get a consistency that can be drizzled. 
  5. On each toasted pita, spread a scoop of the butternut squash mixture, a scoop of black beans, and avocado slices. Drizzle with the yogurt mixture and garnish with cilantro and pumpkin seeds if desired. A pinch of salt for the top, and enjoy!!!

Recipe from www.camillestyles.com