Sunday, October 7, 2012

Pumpkin, Spinach, Feta & Pinenut Salad

The weather is warming up and I am ready for alfresco dining and lots of barbeques! Which also means leaving the slow cooking and braising behind and whipping up some delicious salads. My friends in the northern hemisphere will find the weather cooling down as they enjoy Autumn, but one thing we can all enjoy, no matter where we live, is pumpkins!

I love this salad, and I think you will too! It is really easy, and it is a meal in itself, or a great side dish.

You need -

A small wedge of pumpkin or butternut squash
3 cups baby spinach leaves, washed
1 cup rocket leaves, washed
1/2 a spanish (red) onion, sliced thinly
50g good quality feta cheese, cut into cubes
1/4 cup roasted pine nuts
olive oil
white wine vinegar
salt & pepper

1. Peel and de-seed your pumpkin, cut into small cubes and toss lightly in some olive oil. Season with salt and pepper, and bake in a moderate oven (180C/350F) for 20 minutes or until golden and cooked through.

2. Add leaves to salad bowl then add cooled pumpkin, feta, onion and pine nuts.

3. Just before serving, drizzle over some olive oil and a small amount of white wine vinegar for dressing. Gently toss and serve.



  1. That looks lovely Ros. Can't wait to try that combination.

    Anne xx

  2. Yum Ros, that looks mouth watering. I love a good salad...just wish it was warmer today.
    xx Marnie

  3. That looks so nice and tasty! A 'must-try' for sure!

  4. super yum combo. I love roasted pinenuts and feta together. Looking forward to seeing if you join in the kcwc challenge!

  5. I discovered pumpkins when I arrived to Australia and I absolutely love them. This salad looks delicious with the roasted pine nuts... Yum! Looks like a great combination!

  6. Delicious. Now we just need the Melbourne weather to warm up a bit to enjoy the salad even more. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

  7. YUM! YUM! YUM! I'll definately be trying this recipe! Thanks for sharing :)

    Sophie xo

  8. I am saving this recipe! Thanks for sharing it!

  9. This looks so delicious. I have lots of pumpkins here now I'll have to whip this up!

  10. Hello, new follower here! I would love to have you link up with my Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week!

    I hope to see you there!



    The Chicken Chick

  11. Thanks for linking up Ros.

    x Marnie

  12. We adore using pumpkin in a salad. I love the versatility of pumpkins and they are grown to be paired with spinach and feta. Yum, fresh and healthy.

  13. I make this salad into a muffin: I highly recommend it for lunch box snacks!!


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