Pumpkin Salad Recipe
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Pumpkin Salad Recipe

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Jazz up a classic fall veggie by serving it salad-style. Pecans lend crunch while gingerroot, cumin and cilantro bring a pleasing medley of flavors. —June Gaden, Adelaide, Australia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min. + chilling
MAKES:2 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min. + chilling
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1-3/4 cups cubed peeled pie pumpkin
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower kernels
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons chopped red onion
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated fresh gingerroot

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup (prepared with reduced-fat yogurt) equals 212 calories, 16 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 4 mg cholesterol, 376 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 7 g protein.


  1. Place pumpkin cubes on a baking sheet. Brush with oil; sprinkle with salt. Bake at 375° for 35-40 minutes or until tender. Cool completely.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the sunflower kernels, pecans, cilantro, onion and pumpkin. In a small bowl, combine the yogurt, cumin and ginger. Pour over pumpkin mixture; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate until chilled. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Pumpkin Salad in Cooking for 2 Fall 2008, p43

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