• Serves 4
  • 60 minutes
  • Difficulty Medium
  • 9 Ingredients


I love pumpkin. It is one of my favourite vegetables and it makes for a great salad ingredient. Combine it with this dressing which is my number one ‘go to’ dressing and you have a salad that can easily be a meal.

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 1 Whole Butternut Pumpkin. Peeled, seeded and diced
  • 1 Can Chickpeas
  • 1 Spanish Onion - diced
  • Large Handful Baby spinach
  • 8 Tablespoons Flax Oil
  • 4 Tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons Peanut Butter
  • 2 Teaspoons Hot Mustard
  • 4 Tablespoons Maple Syrup


  1. Toss the pumpkin in some olive oil, season with salt and pepper and roast for about 40 minutes on 180 degrees Celsius. I like my pumpkin really well done as it caramelises to beautifully so just cook to your preference.
  2. When building salads I am a creature of habit, I always put the greens first, then onions, then put the yummiest things on the top – ie the pumpkin and the chickpeas.
  3. Blend all dressing ingredients with a hand held blender. Then toss the salad with the dressing until everything is generously coated.
  4. You really can throw anything into a salad with this dressing. Really a matter of what you have in the house, or what you are trying to use up.

  • Great flavour combination thanks heaps!


  • I love the flavours in this. Thanks for the recipe.


  • I’m really into trying different salads & this one sounds delightful! Thanks!


  • what an awesome idea. this is really healthy and i reckon that it would taste great. thanks for sharing your recipe idea.


  • sounds lovely!


  • I’ve just been given a homegrown pumpkin & you’ve given me some inspiration of what to do with this whopper apart from making soup


  • This salad looks healthy and delicious.

    • Love eating salads and love trying new ones too


  • i would love this with sundried tomatoes and pinenuts..


  • It would be nice with some feta added too.


  • I would like to include more salad recipe’s with pumpkin into our eating at home; thanks for sharing!.

    • Pleasure – once you try a couple of recipes you will realise you can throw it into almost any salad. The left over roast pumpkin is yummy as is too. Really versatile and scrummy vegetable


  • I love pumpkin in salads. I will definitely give this recipe a go!


  • I also love pumpkin but haven’t used it in a salad,sound’s good! Thanks.

    • Salad is just incredible in salad – gives it a great flavour.

      • Pumpkin and Sweet Potato are awesome in salads. Beautiful flavour and go with about everything

      • LoL! should read pumpkin first – too excited about the salad! :)


  • Thanks for this recipe – this salad sounds absolutely delicious and I do love chickpeas and pumpkin.


  • Interesting idea using peanut butter! I will have to try it out!!

    • it is amazing in Salad dressings – I use a natural one with no added oils and it is scrummy


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