- 1 lb Butternut squashpeeled and chopped into ½-inch cubes
- 2 tbsp Olive oil
- Saltto taste
- Black pepperfreshly ground, to taste
- 1½ cups Wild Rice Blendrinsed and drained
- 1 tbsp Olive oilextra virgin
- ½ Lemonjuiced
- 2 tbsp Fresh mintchopped
- 3½ oz Pomegranate seeds
- 1¾ oz Pistachio nuts
- 3½ oz Feta cheesecrumbled
Warm Christmas Rice Salad
This Warm Christmas Rice Salad is easy, colorful, and festive too. It is packed full of roasted butternut squash and a mix of wild and long grain rice, with the added crunch of pistachios and pomegranate seeds for a tangy garnish. So I think that this warm salad makes a perfect side dish for Christmas!
If you want to make this dish vegetarian or even vegan-friendly, you can omit feta or substitute it with some vegan cheese. This delicious side dish is also great for feeding a crowd. You’re gonna want to serve this salad down for the festive season, that’s for sure!
To make this Warm Christmas Rice Salad, you will need the following ingredients:
Steps to make Warm Christmas Rice Salad
Preheat the oven to 425 °F.
Prepare butternut squash for roasting
Combine rice and squash
Add lemon juice and olive oil
Add mint, pomegranate seeds, nuts, and feta