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Pear, Pumpkin & Walnut Salad

Pear, Pumpkin & Walnut Salad

We decided to share a favourite recipe from our "Feeding Growing Humans Beautiful Yummy Food - Fruit" book.

We love a good toasted nut!  Adds the crunch, protein & natural oils all salads should possess.  The sweetness of the pear, pepper of the rocket & just yumminess of the roasted & caramelised onion/pumpkin give it the healthy heartiness & some extra fibre.  Crumbed feta for some salty smooth calcium zing.  The flavours just work, without all the fuss of a fancy dressing.

An amazing, easy, healthy, balanced salad everyone will love.  Even the kids.

You can use any type of pear you have handy! I used green in the recipe photo shoot, but we have brown pears in the recipe.

Ingredients/Tools

  • 2 brown pears, sliced.
  • 4 large handful washed/dried rocket.
  • 1/2 cup toasted walnuts.
  • 1/2 medium washed butternut pumpkin, sliced with skin on.
  • 1 red onion, sliced.
  • 100g feta, crumbed.
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar.
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil.
  • Oven tray.
  • Salad bowl.
  • Oven with grill.

Method

  1. Grill onion & pumpkin with 1 tablespoon oil until cooked. Cool.
  2. Toss rocket, nuts & cooled pumpkin/onion. Place pears & cheese on top.
  3. Drizzle oil & vinegar. Lightly toss & serve!
Serves up to 8 as a side.
Add some chickpeas to create a more balanced vegetarian main meal.




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