Searching for a healthy but satisfying salad, packed with flavour and nutrients? Look no further than this Grilled Pumpkin & Beetroot Salad recipe from 28 by Sam Wood.


  • 400g pumpkin, skin on and finely sliced

  • 8 slices tinned baby beetroot, halved

  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

  • 1/2 red onion finely diced

  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar

  • 2 cups mixed leaves (washed)

  • 1/4 cup pomegranate arils

  • 150g crumbled feta

  • 2 tbsp toasted pumpkin seeds toasted

  • Dressing

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • 1/2 clove garlic minced

  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

  • 1/2 tbsp lemon juice

  • 1/2 tsp dijon mustard


  • 1.

    Heat a large non-stick fry pan, BBQ or grill plate on medium-high heat.

  • 2.

    Coat pumpkin wedges with a little oil on each side.

  • 3.

    Cook each side 4-6 minutes. Sprinkle with salt and set aside.

  • 4.

    Pat beetroot dry with paper towel. Cook on hot, clean grill for 2 minutes, until charred slightly. Set aside.

  • 5.

    In a small bowl, cover red onion slices with red wine vinegar and a pinch of salt and pepper.

  • 6.

    Arrange mixed leaves on a serving platter, followed by grilled pumpkin, beetroot, red onion and its vinegar, pomegranate and feta.

  • 7.

    Whisk up dressing ingredients in a small bowl and pour over arranged salad, then sprinkle toasted pumpkin seeds on top.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (4 servings)

  • Energy 339kj
  • Fat Total 27g
  • Saturated Fat 8g
  • Protein 9g
  • Carbohydrate 18g
  • Sugar 10g
  • Sodium 574mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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Nutritionals (kJ)
Energy 1525.7
Calories 365
Protein 19
Fibre 8
Fat 21
Sat. Fat 4
Carbs 32
Sugar 19
Diet (GF/V/VE/BF/C/LF/P) G GF V 
Allergies (DF/EF/NF/CF/DB/F) EF NF

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