11. November 2018

Autumn brought so much abundance and I really wanted to capture some of it in a dish. So in this autumn abundance salad we have some pumpkin, pomegranate, radicchio, pears … And each ingredient adds to an amazing combo of flavors. 

It also includes one local ingredient – goats cheese for grill. It was a gift from an eco farm Koza and I was blown away. It grills so nicely and adds so much flavor to the salad. 

At this point it is maybe also worth mentioning that I do eat mostly plant-based food but when it comes to dairy products that are made in small eco farms –  I will eat them with great pleasure. 

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For the salad

1 medium sized
butternut pumpkin (or other orange pumpkin that bakes well)
200 g
Brussels sprouts
100 g
radicchio
1/2
pomegranate
2 fistfuls
rapunzel
1
pear
Few
walnuts*
250 g
goats cheese for grill
Also: thyme, balsamic vinegar

For the dressing

Good quality olive oil
Vinegar
Salt

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  • 1. 

    Start preheating oven on 200ºC.

  • 2. 

    Cut the butternut pumpkin to small cubes, drizzle with oil, sprinkle with thyme, toss and bake for around 20-25 minutes. When it is done salt to taste.

  • 3. 

    Meanwhile roast halved heads of Brussels sprouts in a pan with 1 tablespoon of oil. When they are done (after 8-10 minutes) add sliced radicchio and 1 tablespoon of balsamic vingar. Mix, set aside and salt to taste.

  • 4. 

    Clean the rapunzel, chop pear to small cubes, chop walnuts and deseed pomegranate. At the end grill the goats cheese.

  • 5. 

    Assemble everything together, add dressing and serve.

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The recipe will be a nice full meal for two people or it can be a side dish for more. 

*I recommend putting the walnuts in the over for few minutes while the pumpkin is baking. So they will be nicely toasted mmm

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Autumn abundance salad filled with rapunzel, pomegranate, Brussels sprouts, pumpkin, goats cheese, walnuts ...

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