Warm Honey-Roasted Pumpkin Salad

Author: Stacey and Matty   Date Posted:15 March 2018 

Warm honey-roasted pumpkin salad



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Warm Honey-Roasted Pumpkin Salad

Serve this gluten-free honey-roasted pumpkin, silverbeet and currant salad with lunch or as fancy barbecue share plate.



  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 800g butternut pumpkin, peeled, cut into 1cm-thick wedges
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 bunch silverbeet
  • 80g Danish fetta, crumbled


  • 1/4 cup currants
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil



Step 1 - Preheat oven to 200C/180C fan-forced. Line a large baking tray with baking paper.

Step 2 - Combine oil, honey, cumin and cinnamon in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Add pumpkin. Rub to coat. Place pumpkin, in a single layer, on prepared tray. Sprinkle with sugar. Roast for 20 minutes or until golden and tender.

Step 3 - Meanwhile, make Currant Dressing: Place currants, red wine vinegar and oil in a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Stir to combine. Set aside for 15 minutes or until currants soften slightly.

Step 4 - Discard stalks from silverbeet. Roughly shred leaves. Place pumpkin and silverbeet in a serving bowl. Drizzle with dressing. Toss to combine. Sprinkle with fetta. Serve.


How to warm tortillas: For the best flavour, warm tortillas directly on a stovetop gas burner over medium heat, turning often with tongs, until they are heated through and slightly charred. Stack tortillas and wrap in a clean tea towel to keep warm.


Full recipe from TASTE.COM.AU


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