Roasted Delicata Squash Recipe with Pomegranate

Roasted Delicata Squash Recipe on Rainbow Delicious

This roasted delicata squash recipe with pomegranate, cumin and cilantro is really simple to make, and delicious too! You don’t have to even peel off the skin, as it is 100% edible. This makes a perfect vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free side with dinner and can be doubled, or even tripled depending on how many people you are serving. 

Roasted Delicata Squash Recipe

Sometimes it can be hard to find delicata squash as it is a relatively short harvest season, so once I spot it I always purchase a few to enjoy. I love delicata because it is easy to prepare- simply cut into two halves length-wise, de-seed the center (I use a melon baller), and cut into about 1/2 inch slices. It is amazing roasted with a little olive oil, salt, and pepper, but I also love it with extras like pomegranate, cumin and cilantro – as I’m sharing with you in this roasted delicata squash recipe adapted from the Feast cookbook.

Roasted Delicata Squash Recipe Ingredients

Ingredients for Roasted Delicata Squash Recipe with Pomegranate

Delicata Squash is a variety of winter squash that has a cylinder shape and a delicate, edible rind.

Olive Oil is used for roasting in this recipe, use a good quality extra-virgin version, I prefer first-cold pressed.

Cumin is not necessary in this recipe, but it adds a warm, earthy flavor and aroma to the roasted delicata squash recipe.

Pomegranate Seeds add a nice pop of color and flavor to this recipe. To remove seeds from pomegranate simple score around the middle and tear it open into halves. Hold one half at a time over a bowl with the seeds facing down and tap the skin with a wooden spoon, allowing the seeds to fall into the bowl.

Cilantro adds a nice distinctive taste to the dish as long as you are fan of cilantro of this polarizing herb. If not, feel free to leave out!

Flake Salt adds a textured elegance to this recipe, I love black flake salt especially.

How To Make Roasted Delicata Squash Recipe with Pomegranate

Roasted Delicata Squash Recipe

To make this recipe simply de-seed and slice the delicata squash into 1/2 inch half-rounds. Place on baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil, salt, pepper and cumin and combine. Roast at 400°F for 15-20 and serve garnished with pomegranate seeds and cilantro leaves and flaky salt to taste.

Roasted Delicata Squash Recipe

Roasted Delicata Squash Recipe with Pomegranate
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Roasted Delicata Squash Recipe with Pomegranate and Cilantro

This roasted delicata squash recipe with pomegranate, cumin and cilantro is really simple to make, and delicious too! You don't have to even peel off the skin, as it is 100% edible. This makes a perfect vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free side with dinner and can be doubled, or even tripled depending on how many people you are serving. 

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword delicata, roasted squash, roasted vegetables, side dish, squash
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 3
Calories 82 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 Delicata Squash de-seeded and cut into 1/2 inch half rounds
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds
  • handful cilantro leaves
  • flake salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. On baking sheet combine delicata squash half rounds, olive oil, cumin and salt and roast in preheated oven or 15-20 minutes, or until golden. Toss once half way through.

    Ingredients for Roasted Delicata Squash Recipe
  2. Place roasted squash in serving dish and top with pomegranate seeds, cilantro leaves and flake salt.

    Roasted Delicata Squash Recipe with Pomegranate

Recipe Notes

Roasted Delicata Squash Recipe Scoops

*An easy way to de-seed the delicata squash is to use a melon baller!

Nutrition Facts
Roasted Delicata Squash Recipe with Pomegranate and Cilantro
Amount Per Serving
Calories 82 Calories from Fat 43
% Daily Value*
Fat 4.8g7%
Saturated Fat 0.7g4%
Sodium 776mg34%
Potassium 13mg0%
Carbohydrates 5.2g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4.5g5%
Protein 1g2%
Calcium 18mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Comments

  1. Krissy Allori says

    5 stars
    This was the first time I’ve had this kind of squash and I was not disappointed. It has a great flavor and was much easier to prepare than other squashes I’ve made.

  2. 5 stars
    I love this. It’s super easy to prepare, and what a great way to enjoy this pretty squash. 🙂

  3. 5 stars
    I’ve never had this squash before, but it was delicious. A great side dish for our roast!

  4. 5 stars
    Great to know that the delicata squash has edible skin, it makes it that much easier to make this dish. And I love squash with pomegranate – so, so good!

  5. 5 stars
    A delicious and unique side dish with some mild spices and fruit flavor of the Pomegranate. Definitely perfect and special for the table.

  6. This was so yummy! I had never paired squash with pomegranate before, so glad I found this recipe! It’s delicious!

  7. Lesli Schwartz says

    5 stars
    Delicata squash is my favorite squash this time of year! It’s so sweet when roasted and the fact that you don’t have to peel the skin is a big plus! Thank you for this beautiful recipe!

  8. 5 stars
    I love the seasonings and pomegranate seeds you used on top of the squash, I love delicata. Also thank you for showing your wells seasoned baking sheet. This is what mine look like and I love to see food bloggers that use there tried and true baking and cooking utensils. Seriously, when I see bright and shiny baking sheets without a drop of staining and cooked on grease on some of these blogs it makes me wonder if they really cook or bake at all.

  9. 5 stars
    I really got inro squash this year because we grew so much! I didn’t know that I could eat the skin – so much easier than peeling it! I love cilantro and squash, can’t wait to try it with pomegranate!

  10. Jacque Hastert says

    5 stars
    I have never heard of such a combination of flavors. I can’t wait to throw this together and give it a try!

  11. 5 stars
    What a delicious seasonal side! I love the crunchy, tart pomegranate seeds 🙂

  12. Bintu | Recipes From A Pantry says

    5 stars
    Such a delicious dish – I would never have thought to pair delicata squash and pomegranate together but it sounds divine!

  13. I love roasted squash. The is so much that you can do with it.

  14. Emily Liao says

    5 stars
    Roasted squash and pomegranates is seriously the best combo ever! I love making this dish when I have some squash laying around.

  15. 5 stars
    Made this for the family and it was a hit!

  16. 5 stars
    The recipe sounds great and so easy to make. This should be so flavorful and crowd pleaser.

  17. 5 stars
    The delicata squash is one of my favorites to enjoy, your version looks fantastic. Pining for later reference as now I cannot find this veggie in my market.

  18. 5 stars
    I love the added pomegranate! What a great addition of sweetness and flavour! Thanks for sharing!

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