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Warm Pumpkin Salad with Maple Garlic Dressing

Warm Pumpkin Salad with Maple Garlic Dressing

Published by Michelle Gale, APD. on 4th Feb 2020

A light and fresh salad that is delicious as a main or great served with a roast chicken or lamb.

Serves: 4

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes


1kg butternut pumpkin, peeled and cut into 1 cm slices

2 Tbs extra virgin olive oil

1/2 tsp salt

2 tsp maple syrup

1 tsp red wine vinegar

1 garlic clove, finely grated

Pinch of dried oregano leaves

Pinch of salt

Pinch of pepper

2 cups rocket leaves

1/3 cup walnuts, roughly chopped

2 Tbs pomegranate seeds


1. Mix the pumpkin, 1 tablespoon of olive oil and salt in a large bowl.

2. Make the dressing by whisking the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil, maple syrup, red wine vinegar, garlic, dried oregano, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Set aside.

3. Heat a griddle pan over medium-high heat, and grill pumpkin slices in batches for 5-6 minutes on each side, or until tender. Transfer to a plate and set aside.

4. Layer the pumpkin and rocket leaves on 4 plates, scatter the walnuts and pomegranate seeds on top and drizzle over the dressing to serve.

Nutrition Information (Per serve)
Energy (kJ) 1300
(Cal) 310
Protein (g) 8
Total Fat (g) 19
- Saturated Fat (g) 2.3
Total Carbohydrate (g) 22
- Sugars (g) 17
Dietary Fibre (g) 7.1
Sodium (mg) 341

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