Friday, September 13, 2013

In The Kitchen - Roasted Butternut Squash With Pomegranate & Feta

Yes, I am on a butternut squash kick again!  I created this Roasted Butternut Squash with Pomegranate & Feta recipe last year and it's quickly become a favorite.  I love the colors of this dish and roasting the squash gives it a wonderfully caramelized flavor.  Combined with the sweet tartness of the pomegranate seeds and tanginess of the feta, this dish hits the spot!  And, I have been known to eat the entire lot of it in one sitting!

My butternut squash infatuation started again after I made the Roasted Butternut Squash and Shallot Soup recipe I posted last week.  I've been eating it every day this week!  I highly recommend trying both of these recipes!

Roasted Butternut Squash With Pomegranate & Feta

Recipe by Laura Ashman Jolna
Servings:  4

  • 1 butternut squash, peeled and cubed small
  • 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
  • salt & black pepper
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese
  • Balsamic Vinegar or Balsamic Vinaigrette dressing*
*  the BEST Balsamic Vinaigrette dressing (in my opinion) is from Cooking Light magazine.  Click here to view.

  • Toss the butternut squash in the olive oil and sprinkle with salt & pepper (I use a 2 finger pinch of both). Arrange on baking sheet covered with tin foil and coated with olive oil spray.  Roast in oven at 425° for approx 25 minutes until soft and slightly browned (caramelized).
  • Let cool and then mix in serving bowl with pomegranate seeds, feta cheese and drizzle with Balsamic vinegar or Balsamic vinaigrette dressing until lightly coated (I use approx 1/2 Tbsp).  Enjoy!
  • I buy butternut squash from Trader Joe's that has already been peeled and cubbed.  It makes this recipe fast and easy to make!
  • I use "The Godfather" traditional 18 year aged Balsamic vinegar from Ferrari Olive Oil Co.  The quality of balsamic makes all the difference.  
  • I've also added arugula at times ... the peppery leaves add nice flavor and the green a great color pop.  Beautiful to serve over the holidays.
I'd love to hear what combinations you create when you roast your butternut squash.  Please drop me a line!

Buon Appetito!

Image via:  Bella Bella Vita

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