Rice salad with butternut squash cubes (baked in the oven with a bit of olive oil till tender but still firm), chopped spring onions, chopped parsley, Fetta cheese cubes, lots of olive oil, FRESH lemon juice, toasted pumpkin seeds and…this is the secret of this dish: ground Dried Persian Lemons !!!
These dried lemons give the dish such a twist ! (you can find it in Persian and maybe even Middle Eastern grocery stores but in Israel we can find it everywhere because Persian Jews use it very often in their cooking).
The idea for this salad it taken from two Israeli female chefs who own a restaurant in Tel Aviv, “Orna & Ella”