Thursday, April 1, 2010

Roasted pumpkin salad with honey and balsamic dressing

As the cooler weather is approaching us here in Sydney, it's nice to get into more hearty salads. And I think this Roasted pumpkin and spinach salad hits the mark.

I have made it a few times before but today will be a bit different.
I am making a variation of this salad for our ladies church group lunch that we are having at my friend's house down the road today. And instead of using the Baby Spinach (which I LOVE) I will be using my own produce! YAY!

Sorry, I couldn't be bothered rotating the photo.

This is a small sample of the lettuce we have been growing in our veggie garden the past month and I'm so excited as it's been growing like crazy lately with more than I know what to do with. So into the salad bowl it will go, along with a few shallots thrown in for good measure too :)

I will have to take a pic of our veggie garden to show you sometime soon; as it is Glen's baby with a Fort Knox-like security system to keep the little furry intruders out.

So back to my salad...
I'll be using our home-grown lettuce, pumpkin I roasted last night, pine nuts I toasted last night and I thought I would sprinkle some feta on top too. And below is the dressing recipe.

Honey and balsamic dressing

  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
Yum, I hope it turns out well and is enjoyed.
And I hope that you have a lovely day too!!!


  1. That looks so yummy Janette - could you just pop some in the post for me? And it's so satisfying to grow and eat your own produce, well done you!
    Enjoy your lunch and have a great Easter! xx

  2. Yum, I love a good salad, it's my favourite dinner! I'll try it..The kids have enjoyed growing bits and pieces this past summer, I agree with Kerri - it's very satisfying. Have a lovely day..Rachaelxx

  3. ohhh delish! A couple of the girls in my mothers group brought a spinach leave & pumpkin salad to a bbq recently and they were lovely!

  4. What a delicious sounding recipe and even more so with using your own produce!! Yay to you Janette:) Enjoy your lovely lunch and that delicious looking salad. Thanks for sharing the recipe ~ Tina x

  5. This sounds delicious Janette!! Thanks for sharing the recipe, can't wait to try it out!! I love roasted pumpkin in salads and salads of any sort are a winner with me. How great that you and Glen have been growing your own vegies - I'd love to start up a vegie patch eventually, would be so nice to have access to such lovely, fresh produce. Hope you enjoy your lunch with your ladies church group, I'm sure they'll all love your salad xx

  6. Yum, I will definitely try that, it sounds great!

  7. I love the sound of your dressing...gonna try that this weekend! Enjoy yours...weekend that is!

  8. Ah a veggie patch, I plan on adding one to my tard when we do up our backyard next year to add a pool. Looking forward myslef to cooking with my own produce.

  9. Yum, yum, yum! I'm going to have to try this. We have complete opposite weather, though. As soon as we're warming up, y'all are cooling down. I'm jealous of your green thumb!

  10. A buonissimo recipe & a vege patch I am impressed! I always feel so inadequate after reading your Blog! (Just kidding Janette).
    Buona Pasqua la mia amica... illy the cuddly x


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