Golden Pumpkin Salad
This delicious salad is the result of a bumper crop of pumpkins at Janell Burrell's place in Cornelia, Georgia. "I had so many on hand, I started experimenting with different ways of preparing them," she smiles. "The sweet dish I'm sharing here is one we all enjoy."
Total TimePrep: 20 min. + chilling
- 2 cups shredded uncooked fresh pie pumpkin
- 1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, undrained
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
- 1/2 teaspoon sugar
- Leaf lettuce, optional
- Place pumpkin in a 1-qt. microwave-safe bowl. Cover and microwave on high for 2-1/4 minutes; cool. Stir in pineapple, raisins, mayonnaise and sugar. Refrigerate overnight. Serve on lettuce if desired.
Editor's NoteThis recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Nutrition Facts3/4 cup: 130 calories, 3g fat (0 saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 22mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.
Originally published as Golden Pumpkin Salad in Country Woman September/October 1999