Spiced Pumpkin and Goat’s Cheese, Sunflower Seeds and Citrus Dressing


A delicious, healthy, Banting-friendly salad with complimentary dressing.


For the salad dressing:

  • Juice of 2 lemons (50ml)
  • 1 tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • 150ml extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

For the salad:

600g pumpkin cubes
olive oil for roasting
1 tbsp ground cumin
1 tbsp ground coriander
1 tsp ground nutmeg
salt and pepper
200g chevin, broken into small chunks
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
100g rocket, washed


For the dressing:

  1. Combine the lemon juice and mustard in a mixing bowl. While whisking continuously, pour in the olive oil until a dressing is formed. Season to taste.

For the salad:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C
  2. Toss the pumpkin in oil, cumin, coriander, nutmeg, salt and pepper and place on a tray in the oven until roasted and nicely coloured on the edges (about 45 minutes). Set aside to cool.
  3. Lay the rocket on a platter and top with the pumpkin. Layer chunks of chevin, sunflower seeds and, finally, a liberal splash of dressing.

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