Spinach and Pumpkin Haloumi Salad

20 minutes + 20 minutes Serves 4


  • 1kg pumpkin, peeled, chopped into 2cm chunks
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 200g haloumi cheese, sliced
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil, plus extra for brushing
  • 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 120g baby spinach
  • ½ cup unsalted cashews, toasted
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1. Preheat oven to 180°C (160°C fan-forced). Line a baking tray with baking paper.

2. Place pumpkin on the baking tray. Season to taste and toss gently. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until tender.

3. Meanwhile, preheat barbecue or grill plate to a medium heat. Brush haloumi with oil and grill for 30 seconds, then flip and cook for another 30 seconds. Set aside.

4. To make the dressing, combine oil and vinegar in a small jug.

5. To serve, combine spinach, pumpkin, haloumi and cashews in a bowl and drizzle with the dressing.


- Kumara could be used instead of pumpkin, if preferred.

- Store spinach and other salad greens in airtight containers in the fridge to keep them fresh.

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