Recipe: Roasted Pumpkin and Quinoa Salad

Lunch Recipes, Salad Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes


Any recipe with roasted pumpkin is guaranteed to become one of my favorites! Besides being absolutely beautiful, this Roasted Pumpkin and Quinoa Salad is delicious! The roasted pumpkin, salted pepitas, and quinoa blend together for a hearty and healthy meal!

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For the salad:

  • Roasted pumpkin (see below)
  • 6 cups spinach
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 oz. crumbled goat cheese (optional)
  • 1/2 cup roasted pumpkin seeds (see below) or pepitas
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp dijon
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

For the pumpkin:

  • 1 small pie or sugar pumpkin
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika

For the seeds:

  • Seeds from the small pumpkin
  • 1 tsp melted butter
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

From the kitchen of: Emily’s Fresh Kitchen


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