Vegan Main Dish – Acorn Squash with Pomegranate and Kale Tabbouleh

ACORN SQUASH WITH POMEGRANATE AND KALE TABBOULEH

Alright… so I cannot lie… this is NOT quick or easy … but it is DELICIOUS!!!!!!!!!

Enjoy! xoxo Coach Jen

Ingredients
2 acorn squash 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, divided 1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided 1/4 cup boiling water 2 tablespoons uncooked bulgur 5 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, divided 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 cup thinly sliced stemmed green kale 1 cup thinly sliced stemmed red kale 1/2 cup pomegranate arils 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion 3 tablespoons sliced almonds, toasted 1/2 cup tahini 1 garlic clove, minced 2 tablespoons pomegranate molasses

How to Make It
Step 1
Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 2
Slice tops off squash, and reserve. Scoop out seeds and membranes; discard. Brush insides of squash evenly with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Sprinkle insides with 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Place squash and squash tops on a baking sheet; bake at 350° for 55 minutes or until tender.

Step 3
Combine 1/4 cup boiling water and bulgur in a small bowl; cover tightly with plastic wrap, and let stand 20 minutes. Fluff bulgur with a fork.

Step 4
Combine 1/4 cup lemon juice, remaining 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, pepper, and remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil in a medium bowl, stirring well with a whisk. Add kale, bulgur, pomegranate arils, red onion, and toasted almonds to bowl; toss well to coat.

Step 5
Combine tahini, remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons juice, and garlic in a small bowl. Spread tahini mixture evenly around insides of cooked squash. Divide kale mixture evenly between squash. Drizzle evenly with pomegranate molasses