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Jeweled Squash Salad

Jeweled Squash Salad
Total Time:
20 minutes


4 medium acorn squash halves (about 4 lb)
1 lemon, for juice
4 oz Deli garlic and herb goat cheese, crumbled
1/3 cup smoked almonds, coarsely chopped
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons honey
2 teaspoons garam masala (or pumpkin pie spice)
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 cup olive oil
4 cups baby arugula
1/2 cup pomegranate arils (optional)


  1. Remove and discard seeds from squash, then cut halves into quarters. Squeeze lemon for juice (2 tablespoons). Crumble goat cheese. Chop almonds.
  2. Place squash in large microwave-safe dish. Pour water over squash; cover and microwave on HIGH for 7–8 minutes or until tender, then uncover carefully and drain. Let stand until cool.
  3. Combine honey, lemon juice, garam masala, and salt; whisk in oil. Place squash flesh-side up on serving platter; top each with 1/2 cup arugula and even amounts nuts, goat cheese, and pomegranate arils (if using). Drizzle dressing over each squash salad; serve.
Note: If using whole squash, cut in half lengthwise, then scoop out and discard seeds before beginning recipe.

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Nutritional Information

Amount per 1/8 recipe serving: Calories 310, Total Fat 19.00g, Sat Fat 3.00g, Trans Fat 0.00g, Chol 10mg, Sodium 290mg, Total Carb 34g, Fiber 7.00g, Sugars 7g, Protein 8g, Calc 10%, Vit A 0%, Vit C 0%, Iron 15%

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