Pumpkin Salad

Pumpkin is often overlooked as a tasty salad ingredient.

Pumpkin Salad

Often overlooked as a tasty addition to a salad, this pumpkin dish combines red capsicum with a tangy goats cheese dressing.


  • 1 1/2 – 2 kg butternut pumpkin, diced
  • 2 red capsicums, diced


  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano, chopped


  • 1 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 1/2 cup pinenuts, toasted
  • 125g goats cheese, crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons chermoula


Marinade the pumpkin for 30 minutes.

Place the pumpkin on a baking tray and cook at 180ºC for 20 minutes.  Add the capsicum and cook for a further 20 minutes.

In a bowl mix together the basil, pine-nuts, goats cheese and chermoula.

Remove the pumpkin and capsicum from the oven and sprinkle with the goats cheese dressing.

Toss all the ingredients together and serve in a shallow salad bowl. Can be served on a bed of shredded lettuce.


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    7th Oct 2013
    This salad sounds delicious !
    The flavors of pumpkin, with capsicum are good together.
    I like to grate a raw carrot into my salads & I love sprouts combo.
    I use balsamic white vinegar for most of my salads.
    I also like a splash of the balsamic white vinegar in minestrone soup as a dressing.
    I decided that variety is the spice of life, using just balsamic white is me in a rut, so to branch out, I purchased a bottle of red wine vinegar, just yesterday.
    Life is too short man !
    7th Oct 2013
    Please, when you publish a new recipe, add a description of an ingredient which is unusual. eg what is chemoula; where would one buy it eg greengrocers, buyers mart etc. We oldies have not heard of these products, but would like to try to recipe.
    9th Oct 2013
    Hi Kaye
    No one seems to know what "chemoula" is. Could you tell us?
    Brain Matters
    31st Dec 2013
    I found this on Google, one of many .....Chermoula Paste | BBC Good Foodwww.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/1120651/chermoula-paste?Cached
    SimilarRating: 5 - ?1 vote - ?10 mins
    Apr 27, 2012 - Chermoula Paste. ... This paste can be used as a marinade or sauce for meat, chicken or fish. This recipe has been submitted by the Good ...

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