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🔅 Refreshing monochrome salad 🔅

Ingredients (for 1 person):

  1. 1/4 of a pumpkin, sliced no more than 1cm thick

  2. 1 mango (not too ripe), chopped into bite-size cubes

  3. 1 lime, used for zest, juice and flesh

  4. Dijon mustard, salt, sugar, vinegar, black pepper

  5. Optional: any herbs, spices, nuts of your choice (I used cayenne pepper and rosemary)


Roasted pumpkin:

  1. optional step: to prevent your roasted pumpkin from becoming too dry, you could lightly steam your pumpkin first before grilling

  2. season your sliced pumpkin to your tastes with the optional ingredients

  3. set your oven to grill mode or 200°C+

  4. grill your pumpkin until the tips caramelize (dark brown)

  5. set it to cool (in the fridge or room temperature)

Fruit mixture:

  1. grate your lime to collect its zest in a salad bowl with the freshly chopped mango

  2. cut lime into 2, keep one half for the juice

  3. chop the other half into very small cubes and put into salad bowl

Mustard vinaigrette (all quantities depending on your taste preferences):

  1. in a separate bowl, add a pinch of salt, pepper and some sugar (depending on your preferences)

  2. add about 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of dijon mustard

  3. add the juice from half of your lime

  4. finish with adding vinegar (balsamic, white wine etc.) to the mixture

  5. mix and adjust seasoning

Finally, the salad:

  1. once your roasted pumpkin is cooled, mix it with the fruits and the vinaigrette

  2. you're all good to go – bon appétit!

Taste: the sour punch from the fruits counterbalances with the sweet and mild taste of the pumpkin.

Nutrition: Pumpkin is a nutrient-dense food, meaning that it is rich in nutrients and low in calories. Mango and lime are high in antioxidants. This monochrome salad is also very high in vitamin A.



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