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Mediterranean Style Stuffed Acorn Squash Recipe | The Mediterranean Dish.Simple all-start stuffed acorn squash recipe! Prepared Mediterranean-style with an easy rice and lentil pilaf mixture with fresh herbs and pomegranate seeds. A major shortcut makes all the difference! See the recipe on TheMediterraneanDish.com #acornsquash #mediterraneanrecipe #roastedsquash #squashrecipe #thanksigivngdinner

Mediterranean Style Stuffed Acorn Squash Recipe


Description

Simple all-start stuffed acorn squash recipe! Prepared Mediterranean-style with an easy rice and lentil pilaf mixture with fresh herbs and pomegranate seeds


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Ingredients

  • 2 Acorn Squash
  • Private Reserve extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 8.8 oz package Wild Garden Rice & Lentil Pilaf
  • 1 cup packed fresh baby arugula
  • 4 scallions, trimmed, chopped (both white and green parts)
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate arils (seeds)
  • 3 tbsp fresh chopped parsley
  • 2 to 3 tbsp fresh lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Place each squash in microwave and heat on high for 3 minutes (this will make it easier to cut through the tough skin).
  3. Carefully cut acorn squash in half through the stem. And using a spoon, scoop seeds out. (You can discard seeds, or clean and toast them to use later)
  4. Sprinkle squash with salt and drizzle flesh with olive oil,  then place them flesh-side down on an oiled baking sheet. Roast in 400 degrees F heated-oven for 40 minutes or so until flesh is tender and slightly browned around edges. Remove from oven and set aside briefly to cool just enough to handle.
  5. Using a spoon, scoop up the squash flesh and place in a large bowl (you will use the shell, so do not discard). Break the squash flesh up with your spoon.
  6. To make the stuffing, heat up the Wild Garden Rice & Lentil Pilaf according to package, then add to the same bowl as squash. Add the remaining ingredients plus 2 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil. Mix to combine.
  7. Fill the acorn squash shells with the pilaf and squash mixture. Enjoy warm!

  • Category: Sides
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

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