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.

Ingredients

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

Marinade

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

Dressing

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

Method

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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    Nightshade
    7th Oct 2013
    12:03pm
    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 !
    Bev
    7th Oct 2013
    6:36pm
    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.
    Bev
    9th Oct 2013
    3:36pm
    Hi Kaye
    No one seems to know what "chemoula" is. Could you tell us?
    Bev
    Brain Matters
    31st Dec 2013
    6:28pm
    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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