Roasted pumpkin + buckwheat salad

My lovely sister tied the knot on the weekend and as a bridesmaid I felt the least I could do is make a lunch for her and the fellow bridesmaids to enjoy before the official ceremony. What I came up with is a gorgeous buckwheat salad paired with chickpea patty wraps (the recipe for these patties can be found here) I wanted to create something wholesome and light because I’m very aware of how certain foods can be very bloating (not ideal for wearing a wedding dress). I managed to concoct this delicious salad with an array of flavours that just meld together beautifully. It’s a perfect combination of savoury and sweet, with the tender saltiness of the buckwheat and spinach paired with the creamy roasted pumpkin and hint of sweet chilli…divine. Give it a go and you’ll be in food heaven.

Ingredients 

Serves 2

- Roasted pumpkin -

2 tsp ground cumin

2 tbsp pumpkin seeds

1 tbsp melted coconut oil or olive oil

3c pumpkin (I used 1/4 whole pumpkin)

- Buckwheat salad -

1.5c sprouted buckwheat

3 handfuls of spinach leaves

2 tsp sweet chilli sauce

optional: slice of feta

1 tomato

Directions

1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees. Line an oven tray with baking paper.

2. Slice your pumpkin into 3 sections. Remove the skin. Cut the sections into even bite sized pieces.

3. Transfer the pumpkin to the oven tray. Drizzle over the oil and use your hands to mix this through. Add the cumin to the pumpkin pieces to finish.

4. Slide the tray in the oven and cook for 40 minutes. Set a timer for 30 minutes – once this goes off, check on your pumpkin and add the pumpkin seeds to the spaces in between the pieces to roast.

5. Bring a pot with 2 inches of water to boil. Add 1.5c of sprouted buckwheat (if you’re unfamiliar with sprouting buckwheat look here – I will write a tutorial soon!) to a steamer basket and place this on the pot. Cover and allow to steam for a few minutes. When the buckwheat is almost tender add the spinach (spinach only takes 60 seconds to cook this way) and cover for another minute or two. Season with salt + pepper and set aside to cool.

6. Add your buckwheat + spinach to two servings bowls. Mix through the pumpkin and pumpkin seeds. Add a teaspoon of sweet chilli sauce to each bowl and your diced tomato. For added flavour (and a dairy option) sprinkle a slice of feta over the mixture. With a fork or spoon mix all of these ingredients together.

b2

b3

  • http://www.kwonloospice38.com super Real

    If you need instant cash to spend for emergency such as the have
    other options for quick cash, pay day loans could be what you’ll need super Real when you peer on the clo s for the selection of reasons we believe the marketplace substantially overestimates the danger there.

  • http://Www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hB6UIadSfg linkwheel

    This web site definitely has all the information I wanted about this subject and didn’t know who to ask.

    my web blog: linkwheel

  • http://seofornown4eva.com seofornown4eva.com

    This piece of writing will assist the internet users for setting up new website or even a weblog from start
    to end.

  • http://www.suburbanblendbliss.com Olive

    Wow, wonderful blog layout! How long have you been blogging for?
    you make blogging look easy. The overall look of your web site is
    excellent, as well as the content!

  • http://www.dressesclub.biz blue dresses for teenagers

    With havin so much content do you ever run into
    any problems of plagorism oor copyright infringement? My site has a lot of exclusive content I’ve either written myselff or
    outsourced but it looks like a lot of it is popping it up all over
    the weeb without my agreement. Do you know any ways to help prevent content from being stolen? I’d truly appreciate it.

  • http://Doortolinks.com/groups/simple-seo-tips-for-beginners-by-seo-and-paul615inevasile/ Link Pyramid

    I don’t know whether it’s just me or if everybody else encountering problems with your site.
    It appears as though some of the text in your content are running off the screen. Can someone else
    please provide feedback and let me know if this is happening to them too?
    This may be a problem with my web browser because I’ve had this happen before.
    Thanks

    Feel free to surf to my web-site Link Pyramid

  • https://www.sbobetasia69.com sex

    Hiya! I know this is kinda off topic nevertheless I’d figured I’d ask.

    Would you be interested in trading links or
    maybe guest writing a blog post or vice-versa? My site
    covers a lot of the same subjects as yours and I believe we could greatly benefit from each other.

    If you’re interested feel free to shoot me an e-mail.
    I look forward to hearing from you! Awesome blog by the way!

    Feel free to visit my website sex

  • http://buywowgold buy wow gold

    These glance significantly greater in person then inside the picture. this really is the buy wow gold for you!

  • http://spilleautomaterpanett.webs.com/ spilleautomaterpanett.webs.com

    you are truly a just right webmaster. The site loading speed is incredible.

    It sort of feels that you’re doing any distinctive trick.
    Also, The contents are masterwork. you’ve performed a great activity in this
    matter!

    Stop by my website spilleautomat (spilleautomaterpanett.webs.com)

  • http://bupaphonenumber.co.uk/bupa-hospitals/ phoning the BUPA customer services team

    Actually when someone doesn’t understand after that its up to other people
    that they will help, so here it takes place.

  • http://www.ncca.co.uk/ Herman

    The most important of them all is related to health.

    This allows for your carpets to get back to their position in the home
    clean and beautiful very quickly. ve chosen the business idea you are going forth
    with, you can gather all the actual costs.

  • http://tinyurl.com/MinecraftPocketEditionfree Minecraft Pocket Edition download

    Hello mates, its impressive post regarding teachingand fully defined, keep it up all the time.

    Here is my webpage: Minecraft Pocket Edition download

  • http://top.sexotelefon.ru/index.php?a=stats&u=vaniahenry http://top.sexotelefon.ru/index.php?a=stats&u=vaniahenry

    Howdy! Quick question that’s entirely off topic.

    Do you know how to make your site mobile friendly? My web site looks weird
    when browsing from my iphone 4. I’m trying to find a template or plugin that might be able to correct
    this problem. If you have any recommendations, please share.
    Many thanks!

  • http://www.fantasy-nichka.ru/wallpapers.html?func=detail&catid=57&id=160 six guns hack

    It’s truly a great and useful piece of info. I am satisfied that
    you simply shared this useful information with us.
    Please stay us informed like this. Thanks for sharing.

    Also visit my web blog – six guns hack