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Squash and Adzuki Beans

This squash is cooked with seaweed and adzuki beans.

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes


  • 1 cup adzuki beans, dried
  • 3 1/2 cups water
  • 1 piece dried kombu (dried seaweed - found in health food stores)
  • 1 cup butternut squash, diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger root, grated
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped


Soak beans overnight. Drain.

Place beans, water, and kombu in a medium-size saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 1 hour. Stir in squash and ginger root, then cover and simmer 30 minutes longer. Mix gently with a wooden spoon, and break up the kombu which has softened. Serve garnished with parsley.

Serves 6.

Recipe from "Rodale's Basic Natural Foods Cookbook"

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