Roast Pumpkin and Sun-dried Tomato Salad

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A lot of people tend to scoff at the idea of a salad as a delicious meal, however salad can be awesome if you make it the right way. Not only is there an unlimited variety of ways to make salads, they are also a great way to meal prep. For this recipe you can prep the pumpkin ahead of time and use it throughout the week in multiple meals. The sun-dried tomatoes can be pre-bought, or you can learn how to make your own here, the rest of the salad should only take a few minutes to throw together!

A fun fact about salads. if you have a basic recipe that you love, it’s easy enough to adapt it in a variety of ways. You can have it as a side salad for a weekend BBQ, add some extra ingredients, change up the salad dressing or add a source of protein such as grilled chicken to make it into a balanced meal.

Ingredients:

  • 600g peeled and cubed pumpkin
  • 1.5 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • ¼ cup of pine nuts (or nut of your choice)
  • 60g Feta
  • Sun-dried tomatoes (chopped or whole)  
  • Your favorite salad dressing

 Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 430°F/220°C.
  2. Peel and cube the pumpkin.
  3. Mix pumpkin with olive oil, salt and pepper.
  4. Spread pumpkin on a lined baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes.
  5. Turn pumpkin over and bake for a further 10 minutes or until pumpkin is golden.
  6. Toast pine nuts over medium heat until golden.
  7. Place spinach in a bowl and lightly toss with a bit of dressing. (Dressing Recipes Coming Soon)
  8. Add the rest of the ingredients together, toss and be sure to crumble the feta on top. 

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