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Roasted Pumpkin and Walnut Salad

Perfect autumnal salad with roasted pumpkin, figs and walnut pieces. Ideal lunch or dinner for any day of the week!

Course Salad
Cuisine Vegan
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 2 people
437 kcal
Author Adapted from Half Baked Harvest


  • 1/2 medium pumpkin or squash of choice (sliced)
  • 6 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 25 g walnut pieces
  • 6-8 small figs (fresh or dried) halved
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tbsp orange zest
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 120 g wild rocket salad (1 pack)
  • 60 g vegan feta cheese
  • 4 tbsp pomegranate seeds


  1. Heat the oven to 200 C. Place sliced pumpkin or squash on a baking tray, drizzle with 2 tbsp olive oil and 2 tbsp maple syrup. Sprinkle with salt and half of thyme leaves, toss together and place in the oven for about 20 minutes. 

  2. Using a medium frying pan, toast your walnut pieces for a couple of minutes, until warm and fragrant.

  3. After 20 minutes, add halved figs into a baking tray, toss around some more, ensuring to cover figs in oil and maple syrup, and bake for another 10 minutes until the figs are soft.

  4. In a small jar or bowl, mix together remaining 4 tbsp of olive oil, lemon juice, vinegar, orange zest and some salt and pepper.

  5. Mix roasted pumpkin and figs with rocket salad, top with vegan feta cheese, pomegranate seeds and toasted walnuts. Drizzle with some dressing, enjoy!

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