Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Claire Spollen
Hands-on Time
25 Mins
Total Time
1 Hour 40 Mins
Yield
Serves 8 (serving size: 1/4 stuffed squash)

This is a fun dish to "carve" at the table, as each person gets one wedge to enjoy as a side dish. For an entrée take, give each person half a squash.

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.

Shaya, New Orleans

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