Curried Pumpkin and Cauliflower Salad

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recipe by Tenina Holder

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It will make the perfect next day lunch, is great with anything grilled (we had chicken). Add herbs at will.

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recipe updated Oct 8, 2019


  • Pumpkin icon
    500g (about 2⅛ cups)
  • Cauliflower icon
    about ½ units (250g)
  • Shallot icon
    1 (42g)
  • Celery stalk icon
    Celery stalk
    1 (45g)
  • Canned chickpeas icon
    Canned chickpeas
    400g (about 1)
  • Lemon icon
    1 (58g)
  • Extra virgin olive oil icon
    Extra virgin olive oil
    as needed
  • Sea salt icon
    Sea salt
    as needed
  • Mint icon
    10g (about ½ cup)
  • Thai basil icon
    Thai basil
    10g (about 2 tsp)
  • Cilantro icon
    10g (about 5¾ tbsp)
  • Fresh parsley icon
    Fresh parsley
    10g (about 2½ tbsp)
  • Pumpkin seeds icon
    Pumpkin seeds
    40g (about ½ cup)
  • Flaxseeds icon
    20g (about 2 tbsp)
  • Sunflower seeds icon
    Sunflower seeds
    40g (about 4¾ tbsp)
  • Dried cranberries icon
    Dried cranberries
    as needed
  • Greek yogurt icon
    Greek yogurt
    200g (about ¾ cup)
  • Ground cumin icon
    Ground cumin
    1 tsp (2g)
  • Ground coriander icon
    Ground coriander
    1 tsp (2g)
  • Ground turmeric icon
    Ground turmeric
    2 tbsp (14g)
  • Chili flakes icon
    Chili flakes
    1 tsp (1g)


  • kCook icon Wooden spoon
  • kCook icon Large mixing bowl
  • kCook icon Large mixing bowl
  • kCook icon Baking sheet - 18 x 13"
  • kCook icon Frying pan

Step preview

  1. Pre-heat oven - 180°C
  2. Add pumpkin to a clean baking sheet
  3. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil
  4. Sprinkle with sea salt
  5. Cook - approx 30 min, 180°C
  6. Let cool
  7. Add cauliflower, shallot, celery stalk, canned chickpeas, mint, Thai basil, cilantro and fresh parsley to a clean large mixing bowl
  8. Mix until well combined
  9. Add pumpkin seeds, flaxseeds, sunflower seeds and dried cranberries to a clean frying pan
  10. Toast in frying pan until fragrant
  11. Transfer seeds to salad
  12. Add greek yogurt, ground cumin, ground coriander, ground turmeric, chili flakes, lemon and sea salt to a clean large mixing bowl
  13. Mix until well combined
  14. Transfer content of baking sheet to salad
  15. Transfer dressing to salad
  16. Mix until well combined
  17. Serve immediately
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