Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Happy New Year!

Here is our first recipe for 2008. A nice easy one. It's a Roast Pumpkin Salad with a Sun Dried Tomato Dressing. Very yummy. And healthy too. The hardest part (or most time consuming) is dicing up the pumpkin to roast. Make this one up for a bbq or just for something different to break up the regular garden salads.

Roast Pumpkin and Chick Pea Salad with SDT Dressing

1/2 pumpkin
3 Tbs olive oil for roasting
1 can chick peas
2 Tbs fresh coriander or mint

1/2 cup sundried tomatoes
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
3 cloves garlic
1 Tbs balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup evoo
1 tsp sugar
salt and pepper to taste

1. Peel and cube pumpkin. Roast and cool.

2. Add chick peas.

3. Dressing: Whiz all ingredients in food processor.

Stir through pumpkin and chickpeas.

Chill and serve.

This salad is so full of flavour and colour. Hope you enjoy it!

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