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MOROCCAN PUMPKIN SALAD

GF : DF : SF: V

Serves 6 as a side

Fairly in love with pumpkin, more so than sweet potato and some of the other root vegetables and this super robust dish really speaks for just how insane pumpkin is. The nature of the pumpkin carries spices such as sweet paprika, turmeric and cinnamon so well, not to mention by adding these culinary spices we add small amounts of valuable nutrients to our diet. Everything adds up, remember that. Don’t dismiss a little bit here and a little bit there to the overall combined value in our diet – think of all fruits, veggies, herbs and spices as your multivitamin.

Ingredients:

1.5kg pumpkin (kent or jap), peeled and cut into 3cm thick wedges

2 teaspoons sweet paprika

1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1 cup baby spinach

1/4 cup organic turkish apricots, sliced

400g tin organic chickpeas, rinsed and drained

80g cherry tomatoes, halved

1/3 cup sultanas or raisins

1/3 cup almonds, roughly chopped

1/4 cup pepitas

1/2 bunch parsley

1/2 lemon

sea salt and black pepper

Method:

Preheat oven to 200C and line a large baking tray with greaseproof paper. Place pumpkin on tray, drizzle with olive oil, then sprinkle paprika, turmeric, cinnamon, ginger and a pinch of sea salt and using hands rub olive oil and spices into the pumpkin. Cook in oven for 45-60minutes. Once pumpkin is cooked, remove from oven and allow to cool or you can serve as a warm salad. Transfer to a serving platter (or use the oven tray if you wish!) toss baby spinach, apricots, chickpeas cherry tomatoes, sultanas/raisins, almonds, pepitas and parsley through the pumpkin pieces. Give the dish a big squeeze of lemon juice, season with black pepper and serve.

Category

Sides & Salads

Tags
dairyfreerecipes, glutenfreerecipes, healthysalads, moroccanrecipes, pumpkin, pumpkinrecipes, salads, veganrecipes, vegansalads, vegetariansalads
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