Roasted Pumpkin and Chickpea Salad

By Clare Keating

All Bodies Nutritionist and ex-chef

 

After a yummy not boring salad to add to your favourite protein source? Welcome our Roasted Pumpkin and Chickpea Salad It won’t leave you hungry I promise! It’s packed with fibre and quinoa for satisfying your tummy rumbles AND boosting your energy levels

 

Serves 4 or 6 as a side

 

Calories per serve if serving 4: 390, Protein:17.7g, Carbs: 36.9g, Fat: 17.7g

calories per serve if serving 6: 260, Protein: 9.8g, Carbs: 24.6g, Fat: 11.8g

Pumpkin and chickpea salad recipe
 

Ingredients:

  • 600g pumpkin, diced
  • 1 400g tin chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2/3 cup quinoa or 2 cups cooked
  • 4 cups baby spinach
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, roughly chopped
  • 80g goats’ cheese
 

Dressing:

  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • · 1 1/2 tsp honey
 

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 220C.

  2. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Add the roast pumpkin, chickpeas, 1 tsp of extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper to the tray and mix together with your hands. Bake for 20-25 minutes.

  3. Cook the quinoa according to packet instructions and then allow to cool slightly.

  4. Mix together the dressing ingredients.

  5. Divide the spinach, quinoa, pumpkin and chickpeas between 4 bowls (or 6 if using as a side) and top with ¼ of the walnuts, goats’ cheese and dressing.

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