Kabocha Squash with Sesame Seeds in a Microwave

Kabocha Squash with Sesame Seeds in a Microwave

Sweet, salty and yummy, super easy with a microwave! This is also good for bentos.

Ingredients: About 2 servings

Kabocha squash
2 teaspoons
A pinch
Toasted white sesame seeds
1 tablespoon
Toasted white sesame seeds for decoration
As needed


1. I used Shinsei's "Peeled Roasted Sesame Seeds". They say it's good for digestion since it's peeled.
2. Chop the kabocha into small chunks. Put into a microwave-safe container. Pour a modest amount of water on top, then cover with a plastic wrap, and microwave for 3 1/2 minutes at 600W.
3. Drain the water and mash with a fork. To evaporate excess water, microwave 1 minute at 600W without the plastic wrap.
4. Add sugar, salt, and sesame seeds into the kabocha prepped in step 2, then mix together. Dish it up, top with sesame seeds if you wish, and serve.
5. You could arrange it on a serving dish, or squeeze the tops with a plastic wrap for a cute shape. Also good for bentos.

Story Behind this Recipe

I love kabocha and sesame seeds So, here's what happened.