Are you sugared out yet? Since I already posted my one and only candy idea, I wasn’t quite sure what to make for today. I was going to skip this holiday post altogether until Jack came up with the genius thematic idea to make something with black forbidden rice. I had a pumpkin sitting on my countertop as well as some blood oranges… so naturally, I came up with the ultimate halloween salad for this L&L Spook-tacular post. (That’s what Jack is calling it).
I made a blood orange vinaigrette spiced with cumin, coriander and a bit of cinnamon. I just love how the warm spices bring out the natural sweetness of the roasted pumpkin. (Of course, if you don’t feel like tackling a pumpkin, feel free to use butternut squash cubes instead).
Pomegranates worked well into my bloody little theme here, but they’re also a perfect pop of flavor with the orange.
The salad is finished with toasted pumpkin seeds and feta cheese – a super flavorful combination to hopefully offset your candy-induced sugar rush.
I hope you all have a happy & healthy Halloween weekend!