Kabocha Squash and Cream Cheese Salad in 10 Minutes

Kabocha Squash and Cream Cheese Salad in 10 Minutes

You can enjoy both the sweetness from the kabocha and the rather rich flavor from the cream cheese in this salad. Spread this salad on sliced bread and add lettuce to make delicious sandwiches.

Ingredients: 2 servings

Kabocha squash
100 g
Cream cheese
2-3 tablespoons
1-2 teaspoons
Salt and pepper
a small amount


1. Slice the kabocha 7-8 mm thick, and lay them on a microwave-proof container in a single layer taking care not to overlap.
2. Sprinkle evenly about 1 teaspoon of water on the kabocha, and loosely cover with plastic wrap.
3. Microwave the kabocha (use the setting for cooking root vegetables or potatoes, if available).
4. Once the kabocha is cooked and tender, remove from the microwave, and lightly season with salt and pepper.
5. Mash the kabocha lightly, fold in the cream cheese and mayonnaise, and it's done.

Story Behind this Recipe

My mother taught me this recipe.