Thursday, January 14, 2010

Sexed Up Salad

Posted by MANDI at 8:46 PM
I had this deliciously different salad well over a year ago when a friend brought it to share one night. I begged for the recipe and then didn't get around to making it until Christmas where it went down an absolute treat (well, except for with my brother. But I made a very boring, very plain salad for him. Hi little brother!!).

We had it again last week when we caught up with some old friends from a previous life and one of the girls brought this along to the bbq lunch. As I'd planned a bbq for tonight's dinner, and was getting a little bit bored with regular garden salads, I thought I'd throw together a mini-version of this so that Hubby and I had something a bit special to enjoy. Again... yum! At Christmas I did the pumpkin in wedges and laid the salad out on a large platter and tonight I cut it into cubes of about an inch square and served the salad tossed in a bowl. Both worked a treat but I think I prefer the bowl version more.

Pumpkin and Spinach Salad

600g pumpkin - peeled and cut into wedges/slice or cubes
2 teaspoons olive oil
2 teaspoons honey
1 packet baby spinach (150g)
1 packet pine nuts, toasted. (I didn't have pine nuts today and used toasted pumpkin seeds instead - they were just as good)
200g fetta, crumbled
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon honey - extra
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons wholegrain mustard
Heat oven to 220C. line baking trays with baking paper. Place pumpkin in a large bowl and coat with oil and honey, season with salt and pepper and gently toss. Place in a single layer on baking tray and bake turning once during cooking for approximately 25 minutes or until cooked. Remove from oven and cool.
Combine dressing ingredients in a jar and shake well. Dress salad just prior to serving.
Put salad together with pumpkin, spinach, fetta and pine nuts. Drizzle with dressing and serve.


Trish on January 15, 2010 at 6:29 AM said...

YUM! I have a version of this recipe but it doesn't have honey - what a great idea. I'm going to try it. Thnaks!

Samantha Marshall on January 15, 2010 at 11:41 AM said...

Looks absolutely delicious!!! I must try this one.

Anonymous said...

This is my new fav at the moment...yummy! Kaz x


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