Following on from my post on Banting and the Parmesan Chicken Recipe, here is another Banting recipe from Tim Noakes’ Book The Real Meal Revolution – Spiced Pumpkin and Goats Cheese Salad. I must say that Goat’s Cheese isn’t my favourite so I substituted mine with feta and it was delish! Next time I’m going to try blue cheese…can you just imagine that combination?! You could even try Chevin, Pecorino or Parmesan.
Ingredients – For the dressing:
Juice of 2 lemons (50ml)
1 tbsp Dijon Mustard
150ml extra-virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper
- Combine the lemon juice and mustard in a mixing bowl. While whisking continuously, pour in the olive oil until a dressing is formed. Season to taste.
Ingredients – For the Salad:
600g pumpkin cubes
olive oil for roasting
1 tbsp ground cumin
1 tbsp ground coriander
1 tsp ground nutmeg
salt and pepper
200g chevin, broken into small chunks
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
100g rocket, washed
- Preheat the oven to 180°C
- Toss the pumpkin in oil, cumin, coriander, nutmeg, salt and pepper and place on a tray in the oven until roasted and nicely coloured on the edges (about 45 minutes). Set aside to cool.
- Lay the rocket on a platter and top with the pumpkin. Layer chunks of chevin, sunflower seeds and, finally, a liberal splash of dressing.
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