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Autumn Arugula Salad with Caramelized Squash, Spiced Pecans and Pomegranate Ginger Vinaigrette
Salad season is definitely not over.
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1 acorn squash, sliced in 1/2-inch thick rounds, seeds removed
1/4 teaspoon salt & pepper
2 teaspoons brown sugar
1/2 cup whole pecans, chopped
1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
6 cups baby arugula
1 avocado, sliced
1 pomegranate, arils removed
1 seedless cucumber, sliced
1/3 cup pomegranate juice
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
1 garlic clove, freshly grated
1/3 cup olive oil
Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add coconut oil. Sprinkle the squash slices with salt and pepper, then add them to the skillet and cook until golden. If desired, you can add the brown sugar to help the squash caramelize. Heat a small saucepan over low heat and add the pecans. Toast until they are slightly golden and fragrant, stirring and shaking the pan as they toast, for about 5 minutes. Toss them with the pumpkin pie spice.
Add the arugula to a large bowl with a pinch of salt and pepper. Add in the avocado, pomegranate arils, cucumber, pecans and squash pieces. Drizzle with the pomegranate dressing be low.
Combine pomegranate juice, apple cider vinegar, ginger, garlic, salt and pepper in a large bowl and whisk together. Stream in the olive oil while constantly whisking until the dressing comes together.
Plate the salad and layer on the remaining ingredients and enjoy!
Original recipe by howsweeteats.com
Originally Published: October 7, 2017