Meatless Monday – Black and Wild Rice Salad with Roasted Squash and Pomegranate (Re-Do)

Black Rice Dish

Pomegranates are back!  I have been waiting for pomegranates to come back into season just so I can make this dish again. People often ask for recommendations.  Here it is people –    one of my top five favorite dishes so far!  This is a Wow! dish. The photo does not do it justice. It’s proof though that I’m a little better with my camera than I was back then.  Goodmotherdiet was only 2 months old.  Just a baby! I can remember feeling it was a major accomplishment just to get a photo onto the blog. But I digress… Black and wild rice, roasted squash, pumpkin seeds, pomegranate and microgreens, all topped with a yummy honey vinaigrette, just in time for Thanksgiving!  I have made this dish out of season with dried cranberries or cherries with good results but nothing compares to the zing and pop that you only get from pomegranate seeds.

A weekend filled with fabulous parties and friends was great fun but it means that I spent little time in my kitchen.  I have been working my way through my old posts though and reformatting them so the recipes can be printed onto one page instead of many. (Thanks Barbara and Jane for the suggestion!) So in case you missed Black and Wild Rice the first time, here it is again.  You won’t be sorry! I have already bought my pomegranate and I am definitely making this soon, although not tonight since it’s hubby’s 55th and we’re going to celebrate in “The City”.  The party continues… Happy Birthday Jeff!

PS:  If anyone makes this, please send me a photo.  It will definitely be better than mine…




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