Roast Pumpkin Salad recipe with Chickpeas

Roast pumpkin salad

  • serves 4
  • Easy

Check out this roast pumpkin, kale and chickpea vegetarian salad with coriander dressing. This super easy gluten free recipe makes an ideal midweek meal for the family. Plus, it's low in calories, too


Try this roast pumpkin salad, then check out more pumpkin recipes such as our pumpkin pie, pumpkin soup and pumpkin risotto.



  • olive oil 4 tbsp
  • ground coriander 2 tsp
  • ground cumin 2 tsp
  • smoked paprika 2 tsp
  • dried chilli flakes 1 tsp
  • pumpkin 500g, seeds removed and wedged
  • red onions 2, wedged
  • chickpeas ½ x 400g tin, drained
  • kale 150g
  • feta 50g, optional


  • natural yogurt 100g
  • tahini 1 tbsp
  • lemon 1, juiced
  • coriander a small bunch


  • Step 1

    Heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Put the olive oil, ground coriander, cumin, smoked paprika, chilli flakes and some seasoning into a bowl and add the pumpkin and red onion, and toss well. Tip onto a large baking sheet, so there’s lots of room around everything to get nice and crisp, and bake for 30 minutes. Add the chickpeas to the tray, give everything a really good toss and put back in the oven for 20 minutes.

  • Step 2

    Meanwhile, put the yogurt, tahini, lemon juice and coriander into a food processor with 4 tbsp of water and whizz until smooth and green. It should be thick but drizzle-able.

  • Step 3

    Add the kale to a bowl with ½ of the dressing and massage with clean hands. Leave to marinate for 20 minutes, massaging again half way through.

  • Step 4

    Remove the pumpkin from the oven – it should be cooked through, golden and charred. Leave to one side for 5 minutes to cool slightly. Once the pumpkin has cooled slightly tip into the kale bowl and mix well.

  • Step 5

    Serve on individual plates with more dressing drizzled over and feta sprinkled on top, if you like.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 245
  • Fat 16g
  • Saturates 2.7g
  • Carbs 14.7g
  • Sugars 8.1g
  • Fibre 6.2g
  • Protein 7.2g
  • Salt 0.1g