A festive, delicious, salad for fall and your holiday table!
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and set oven rack in upper third position. Cover a rimmed cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Place prepared squash on parchment, drizzle with 2 tablespoons olive oil and toss. Sprinkle generously with sea salt and pepper
Place in the oven for about 40 minutes, or until squash is soft and edges are brown. Time may vary according to oven and altitude.
While squash cooks, prepare salad dressing:
To reduce pomegranate juice: Place a small pan on high heat and add juice
Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer
Allow to simmer until juice measures 1/4 cup. I measure after 15 minutes and every few minutes after that. Just be sure not to forget about it! After it is reduced to a ¼ cup, allow to cool before using.
Place 1/2 cup olive oil into a jar or measuring cup, add lemon juice, honey, vinegar, sea salt, pepper and cooled pomegranate juice, whisk until well combined, set aside
3. On a platter or large bowl, place lettuce, then add cooled butternut squash, onions, nuts, and feta
Shake dressing well and the drizzle over salad to liking, toss