Katie: When I saw that pomegranates were in season again, I was excited to try using them. I also managed to snatch up one of the last butternut squashes of the season at the farmers market. I thought that this recipe for Roasted Butternut Squash and Pomegranate Salad looked good. Since I know that Flori doesn’t eat lettuce and isn’t crazy about pomegranate seeds, I knew I would have to make some changes. I added bulgur, chicken, and chickpeas, and served everything in a do-it-yourself salad bar.
I served lamb’s lettuce and bulgur as the base, roasted butternut squash (with an interesting combination of cinnamon, paprika, and cumin as the seasonings), chickpeas, chicken (using the same spices as the squash), feta cheese, pomegranate arils, toasted chopped walnuts, and pomegranate vinaigrette made with homemade pomegranate molasses.
Here is Flori’s version…
It was a good meal!