A vibrant, yet sturdy, pearl couscous and roasted delicata squash salad, tossed with tender kale, pomegranate arils, pepitas, and crumbled goat cheese, that's perfect as autumnal side dish or a versatile meal prep lunch. Recipe inspired by a recipe from Amy Chaplin’s book At Home In the Whole Food Kitchen.
Trim the ends of the squash and cut into 1/2-inch thick crescents. On a large rimmed baking sheet, toss squash with 1 tablespoon olive oil, chili powder, pepper, and sea salt. Spread out on baking sheet. Roast squash 20 minutes. Flip, slide squash back into the oven, and set a timer for 15 minutes. When timer dings, move squash over to one side of pan to make room for red onion slices and pepitas. Roast everything 5 minutes more, or just until pepitas are golden and fragrant.