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Roast Pumpkin Pear Salad made with spinach, roasted pumpkin, pomegranate, pear, walnuts, and cheese topped with Pumpkin Seed Oil Vinaigrette.

Roast Pumpkin Pear Salad

Delicious Roast Pumpkin Pear Salad is made with all FRESH and seasonal ingredients - baby spinach, sweet roasted pumpkin, juicy pomegranate and pear topped with crunchy walnuts. It's nutritionally enriched with Grana Padano cheese and tossed in a Pumpkin Seed Oil Vinaigrette. 

Course Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 159 kcal
Author Natalie

Ingredients

  • 3 cups butternut squash peeled and diced
  • 6 cups baby spinach or any mixed salad greens
  • 1 large Anjou or Conference pear sliced
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1/2 cup walnuts coarsely chopped
  • Grana Padano cheese to taste

For the Pumpkin Seed Oil Vinaigrette: (makes 1/2 cup)

  • 3 tablespoons pure pumpkin-seed oil
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • Few drops of lemon juice
  • Himalayan salt to taste
  • Black pepper freshly grated, to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F. Sprinkle pumpkin with Himalayan salt and arrange in one layer on a baking sheet. Roast until pumpkin is tender-firm and edges are caramelized about 30 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool completely.
  2. Combine all vinaigrette ingredients in a small jar with a tight-fitting lid and shake until ingredients nicely combine.
  3. Put greens in a large salad bowl; sprinkle with Himalayan salt. Drizzle just enough of the dressing over the greens to coat lightly, and toss gently. Arrange sliced pear and scatter the pumpkin, walnuts and pomegranate seeds over the greens. Drizzle with a little more dressing. Top the salad with thinly sliced Grana Padano cheese and serve.

Recipe Notes

As a measure I used US cup (240ml).

Nutrition Facts
Roast Pumpkin Pear Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 159 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 28mg1%
Potassium 563mg16%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 10255IU205%
Vitamin C 25.8mg31%
Calcium 78mg8%
Iron 2.1mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.