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Roast Pumpkin Thai Salad with Salt and Pepper Almonds

vegetarian Thai salad, food photography

I love Thai flavours and when you make them at home you can be sure you know exactly what’s in them. No hidden E numbers, nor any other random alphabet letters come to think of it, which we don’t need or understand in this vegetarian Thai salad!

The delicately toasted almonds add a wonderful crunch against the naturally sweet, buttery pumpkin. The fragrant dressing is sugar free too. It’s Paleo, Keto, Gaps and Whole30 compliant. To make it AIP simply leave off the nuts, though if you soak them overnight before drying and toasting they’re suitable for the re-intro phase because activating (soaking) nuts and seeds makes them much more digestible. 

This vegetarian Thai salad is good mood food at its best guys. I’m off to tackle making a video of Turkish eggs. Warner Brothers eat your heart out. Lights everywhere. It’s bedlam in here! Wish me luck. What’s cooking in your kitchen this weekend? Jo x 

vegetarian Thai salad, food photography
vegetarian Thai salad, food photography
vegetarian Thai salad, food photography
Thai Roast Pumpkin Salad with Salt and Pepper Almonds
Overview
Serves:
2
Difficulty: Easy
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
Ingredients
  • 350 g Pumpkin (Delicata, Kabocha or Hokkaido if you don't want to peel it)
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • Pinch of Pink Himalayan or sea salt
  • 60 g sugar snap peas
  • 100 g red cabbage, shredded
  • 1 carrot
  • 100 g kale, shredded
  • 15 g fresh coriander, chopped
  • 4 g fresh chives, chopped
Dressing
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1/2 lime (juice and zest)
  • 1 small chilli (2g)
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 tbsp coconut aminos
  • Pinch Pink Himalayan or sea salt
Nuts
  • 40 g almonds
  • 1/4 tsp Pink Himalayan or sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp cracked black pepper
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
Method
  • Preheat the oven to 200C (fan assisted.)
  • Remove the seeds (and peel if not using the varieties listed above) from the pumpkin and chop into slices (about 1cm thick).
  • Place on a non stick baking tray and toss with paprika, salt and olive oil. Roast in the oven for about 20 minutes until soft and golden.
  • Meanwhile, finely shred the kale (using a food processor or by hand,) julienne / finely slice the carrots, red cabbage and sugar snap peas.
  • Place the almonds on a clean baking tray. Toss with coconut oil, salt and pepper. Roast in the oven for 8 minutes until golden. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
  • Mix all the dressing ingredients together in a small bowl.
  • Mix the kale, carrots, sugar snaps, pumpkin, almonds and dressing together in a large bowl and serve. Enjoy.
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Overview
Serves:
2
Difficulty: Easy
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
Ingredients
  • 350 g Pumpkin (Delicata, Kabocha or Hokkaido if you don't want to peel it)
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • Pinch of Pink Himalayan or sea salt
  • 60 g sugar snap peas
  • 100 g red cabbage, shredded
  • 1 carrot
  • 100 g kale, shredded
  • 15 g fresh coriander, chopped
  • 4 g fresh chives, chopped
Dressing
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1/2 lime (juice and zest)
  • 1 small chilli (2g)
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 tbsp coconut aminos
  • Pinch Pink Himalayan or sea salt
Nuts
  • 40 g almonds
  • 1/4 tsp Pink Himalayan or sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp cracked black pepper
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
Method
  • Preheat the oven to 200C (fan assisted.)
  • Remove the seeds (and peel if not using the varieties listed above) from the pumpkin and chop into slices (about 1cm thick).
  • Place on a non stick baking tray and toss with paprika, salt and olive oil. Roast in the oven for about 20 minutes until soft and golden.
  • Meanwhile, finely shred the kale (using a food processor or by hand,) julienne / finely slice the carrots, red cabbage and sugar snap peas.
  • Place the almonds on a clean baking tray. Toss with coconut oil, salt and pepper. Roast in the oven for 8 minutes until golden. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
  • Mix all the dressing ingredients together in a small bowl.
  • Mix the kale, carrots, sugar snaps, pumpkin, almonds and dressing together in a large bowl and serve. Enjoy.
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