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Here's a wholesome roasted pumpkin salad with roasted red onion, arugula, pearl couscous and pumpkin seeds. What a top notch vegetarian dinner this is as well

Roasted Pumpkin Salad

Roasted pumpkin salad with red onion, arugula and pearl couscous...

Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 2
Calories per serving 575 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 lb fresh pumpkin (450 g)
  • 2 handfuls fresh arugula
  • a handful pumpkin seeds
  • 1 medium red onion peeled
  • 6 oz pearl couscous (170 g)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 ¼ cups vegetable stock (300 ml)
  • olive oil
  • ground cinnamon
  • ground cumin
  • pepper
  • salt

Instructions

  1. Slice the pumpkin into pieces. Chop the red onion roughly. Then add both to a mixing bowl.
    Wholesome roasted pumpkin salad with roasted red onion, arugula, pearl couscous pumpkin seeds... a top notch vegetarian dinner!
  2. Season with a sprinkle of pepper and salt, cumin and cinnamon. Drizzle with some olive oil also. Give the ingredients a good stir.

    Wholesome roasted pumpkin salad with roasted red onion, arugula, pearl couscous pumpkin seeds... a top notch vegetarian dinner!
  3. Then pour the vegetables on a baking tray. Place the tray in a preheated oven at 430°F (220°C).
    Wholesome roasted pumpkin salad with roasted red onion, arugula, pearl couscous pumpkin seeds... a top notch vegetarian dinner!
  4. Bake the pumpkin and red onion for 20 minutes until soft. Once cooked through, remove the tray from the oven and then let the roasted pumpkin and onion rest at room temperature until cooled down. In the meantime prepare the pearl couscous. Pour the vegetable stock in a small saucepan. Place it over high heat until boiling. Then add the couscous.

    Wholesome roasted pumpkin salad with roasted red onion, arugula, pearl couscous pumpkin seeds... a top notch vegetarian dinner!
  5. Turn the heat low and cover the pan. Let the couscous swell in the hot stock for about 7 minutes or until tender. Don't add butter or olive oil. Once cooked, let the couscous cool down.

    Wholesome roasted pumpkin salad with roasted red onion, arugula, pearl couscous pumpkin seeds... a top notch vegetarian dinner!
  6. Transfer the cooled pumpkin and onion to a bowl, add with lemon juice and arugula. Check the seasoning and add extra pepper or salt to taste.

    Wholesome roasted pumpkin salad with roasted red onion, arugula, pearl couscous pumpkin seeds... a top notch vegetarian dinner!
  7. Then divide the couscous over deep plates (if the couscous is too sticky, rinse it under cold water in a sieve) and top with the pumpkin salad. Sprinkle with pumpkin seeds. Serve.
    Here's a wholesome roasted pumpkin salad with roasted red onion, arugula, pearl couscous and pumpkin seeds. What a top notch vegetarian dinner this is as well