Make this: My OMG yes salad.

I posted this salad on Instagram last week and one person commented ‘OMG Yes!’ That is exactly how I feel about this. It’s delicious.

I love roast pumpkin (feel free to refer here, herehere, and here. I love greens. I love tahini. Smoked almonds and danish feta go together like cheese & wine. It’s just all too good really.

My OMG yes salad

Serves ~4

Ingredients 

500g pumpkin, peeled & diced in 1 cm cubes

Extra virgin olive oil, to drizzle over pumpkin (you could also use spray)

1 generous tbsp tahini

juice of one lemon

1-2 tbsp garlic infused olive oil

1/2 cup freekeh (see note)

1 bunch broccolini, chopped into ~5cm pieces.

2 generous handfuls sugar snap peas,top & tailed.

2 generous handfuls green beans, top, tailed &halved.

50-100g Danish feta

30g smoked almonds, sliced/chopped

Method

1. Line a baking tray with baking paper & place pumpkin cubes. Drizzle with olive oil and cook till tender (cooking time will vary on size of cubes; mine took approximately 30 minutes) (You could also buzz in microwave for a few moments to kickstart the cooking process)

2. Cook the freekeh on the stove or microwave, as per packet directions. Generally it’s 1/2 cup freekeh to 2 cups boiling water.

3. In a small bowl, combine tahini, lemon juice, olive oil and honey in a bowl (If not overly runny, add water or oil).

4. Blanch the broccolini, sugar snap peas & beans in boiling  for 3 minutes, then drain and refresh with cold water.

5. Once freekeh is cooked, combine in a bowl with tahini dressing. Add roast pumpkin, greens, half the feta & almonds, and toss gently.

6. Serve & sprinkle with the remaining feta & almonds.

Notes

– I’d say chuck in some lean protein. Chicken is a classic lunch choice but lamb would be way good too.

– If you don’t like/can’t find freekeh, you can use any grain of choice – rice, wild rice, pearl barley, quinoa etc.

– Greens are interchangeable – switch in asparagus, snow peas, or switch out something – whatever vegetables you enjoy.

– garlic infused olive oil is low FODMAP.

– Meredith’s goats cheese would also be super divine.

Enjoy,

Emma xo

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