Roast Hokkaido Salad with Cranberries and Pepitas

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A delicious way to enjoy hokkaido as roasting brings out the inherent sweetness of pumpkin. It's super-easy to make and tastes very good. You can serve this as a side, scattered with your favourite greens or herbs, or paired with some chickpeas for a meat free meal.

  • 1.5 kg Hokkaido pumpkin, cut into 8 wedges
  • 70 g dried cranberries
  • 30 g Pepitas, coarsely chopped
  • 50 g Arugula
  • Fresh parsley leaves
  • Sea salt
  • 2 tbsp Maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 1 tsp Smoked paprika
  • 1 Garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tbsp Ginger root, peeled and thinly sliced
  1. Wash the hokkaido pumpkin. Cut in half and scoop out the seeds and fibres. Cut each half into 4 or 5 wedges. Preheat oven to 220C/430F.
  2. Place the pumpkin wedges in a baking pan. Season lightly. Combine maple syrup, olive oil, lemon juice, paprika, garlic and ginger in a bowl. Drizzle over pumpkin wedges. Roast for 30-35 minutes until tender.
  3. Add the cranberries and pepitas to the pan and roast for a further 5 minutes. Transfer to a serving platter. Scatter over the arugula and parsley. | © 2017 | | © 2017 |


Cook With Manali 7/9/17 06:14

I love the beautiful colors in this dish!

Nammi 7/9/17 07:01

wow, can tell its autumn coming soon with the change of ingredients in your blog. looks delicious

Tricia Buice 7/9/17 09:03

Angie this looks wonderful! I can just about taste it now. Love the dressing too. I'm ready for baked squash and pumpkin - love this time of year!

Nava K 7/9/17 09:29

Marvelous. Hokkaido pumpkin is not cheap over here, so I'll stick with our local pumpkin for such a gorgeous salad.

Manu 7/9/17 09:32

What a beautiful recipe and great colors.
Thanks for sharing

Pam 7/9/17 15:53

Ah, pumpkin! This looks delicious, Angie and the colors are great! I love the combo of flavors in this. Thanks!

Anne@ASaladForAllSeasons 7/9/17 16:29

LOVE this salad Angie! I love roasted veggies, especially pumpkin! Perfect with the sweet cranberries and crunchy pepitas! :)

Liz Berg 7/9/17 18:17

What a gorgeous, autumnal salad, Angie!

Evelyne CulturEatz 7/9/17 19:27

Well it is officially the beginning of fall when you start posting hokkaido recipes lol! Looks like a stunner and so vibrant.

Ashley@CookNourishBliss 7/9/17 22:27

Ahh I am so excited for all the fall flavors I am starting to see! This salad sounds so so good! Making me hungry for dinner! lol

The Yum List 8/9/17 04:01

Absolutely beautiful! This is just my type of dish.

Jeff 8/9/17 05:32

I've never had a Hokkaido pumpkin. Could I make this with other kinds of squash?

Angie Schneider 8/9/17 06:30

@Jeff Sure. Butternut or kent pumpkin would be just as great.

Adina 8/9/17 10:24

I love roasted hokkaido and the addition of cranberries, pepitas and maple syrup sounds great!

Alida 8/9/17 11:50

I love this colourful salad, it makes me really hungry!

Zaza 8/9/17 14:45

I would like to taste right now this beautiful and colorful salad:) Your photos are so nice!

Evolve With Mary 8/9/17 18:42

You did it again Angie. I love roasted pumpkin, serious I can’t get enough of it. This salad looks delicious, the addition of arugula is exciting.

Sue/the view from great island 8/9/17 19:42

I'm super into unusual winter squash this season, and I've never tried this type of pumpkin so I'm pumped to find some ~ hopefully my farmers market will come through ~ gorgeous salad!

Balvinder Ubi 9/9/17 01:54

Holy deliciousness! This looks amazing. I can’t wait to get myhands on hokkaido.

Geraldine Saucier 9/9/17 04:40

Beautiful salad. I love the flavors and this is a perfect autumn dish.

Nancy Chan 9/9/17 11:44

I love pumpkins and the way you cooked it certainly looks good!

Susan 9/9/17 12:47

This dish just screams Fall! I'll bring the bread, XOXO

Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen 9/9/17 14:33

Hokkaido is in season already? I must have look for them here. This roasted Hokkaido salad looks so pretty and delicious, Angie. Roasted Hokkaido and cranberries sound like a lovely combo. Wonderful share, Angie.

Judee@gluten Free A-Z Blog 9/9/17 15:03

This recipe looks fabulous. My mouth is watering.
i'm always looking for interesting ways to serve pumpkin- might consider this for Thanskgiving.

natalia20041989 9/9/17 17:13

The colors are just stunning, Fall on a plate☺☺

Agness of Run Agness Run 9/9/17 18:30

Such a delightful salad recipe, Angie! Can't wait to indulge into it!

Amy 9/9/17 20:21

This looks wonderful and what a great way to welcome Fall!

Asha Shivakumar 10/9/17 03:59

Ohhhh I love this. Such a delicious way to jump into autumn.

Hiba abdul jaleel 10/9/17 16:47

Your dishes are always ao colourful

Anca 10/9/17 17:39

I can't wait to start making pumpkin recipes, it's one of the best things about Autumn. I like your recipe a lot, I might try it soon. x

mjskit 11/9/17 05:19

I have to admit that it's depressing starting to see winter squash recipes. It is an indication that summer is over. :( But, with that said, this salad is certainly a wonderfully delicious way to start the fall. Cranberries and pumpkin is a lovely combination.

noobcook 11/9/17 07:52

Perfect autumn salad, love the sweetness of roasted pumpkin.

Eva Taylor 11/9/17 10:13

I'm not sure we are able to source this pumpkin here, I'd love to try it. Roasting fall veggies is one of my favourite things to do. The pepitas as a wonderful addition (still surprises me that they are not more expensive since it's such a pain to make them at home!)

Eva Taylor 11/9/17 10:15

I'm not sure we are able to source this pumpkin here, I'd love to try it. Roasting fall veggies is one of my favourite things to do. The pepitas as a wonderful addition (still surprises me that they are not more expensive since it's such a pain to make them at home!)

All That I'm Eating 11/9/17 12:18

This is such a fantastic seasonal recipe, love the colours.

No Spoon Necessary 11/9/17 15:36

This salad is perfect for fall, Angie! I've never had Hokkaido pumpkin before, so I definitely need to try this! I am absolutely LOVING all the flavors and ingredients! Cheers, friend!

Cheri Savory Spoon 11/9/17 17:29

Love how you spiced up the Hokkaido, has to be my favorite of all. Looks truly delicious!!!

Pam 11/9/17 18:33

Great flavors, colors, and textures in this dish. It looks delicious.

Jessica Hylton 11/9/17 20:02

Oh wow!! I've never tried hokkaido pumpkin but it looks and sounds delicious!! I'm so ready for the upcoming fall season and this dish totally gets me pumped Angie!!

Emma Ferguson 11/9/17 21:44

This is the perfect way to welcome Autumn, what a beautiful dish.

Alida 12/9/17 11:58

Mmm... I would have this for lunch now! It looks so vibrant and really delicious!

Evi @ greenevi 12/9/17 13:14

What a beautiful salad! Pinned :)

nadia 12/9/17 13:24

I'm so happy pumpkin is in season! This sounds absolutely delicious Angie :D Perfect autumn comforter.

Monica 12/9/17 19:41

I roast kabocha almost weekly (and not to mention sweet potatoes) and would love to try this hokkaido. Your salad looks so delicious!

Kitchen Riffs 13/9/17 02:16

This looks like good autumn food! Love this time of the year -- so many great ingredients and recipes. This is a winner -- thanks.

Jeanette | Jeanette's Healthy Living 13/9/17 02:30

What a pretty presentation! Smoked paprika is one of my favorite spices

Amy (Savory Moments) 13/9/17 15:40

This squash/pumpkin dish looks delicious! Makes me excited for fall!

grace 13/9/17 15:58

i'm so ready for fall foods! this is the epitome of autumn perfection, and all those colors, textures, and flavors sing together beautifully! :)

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 13/9/17 18:30

One of my favorite things about late summer/early fall is squash and pumpkin season! I don't think I've seen that variety available here but your recipe sounds very adaptable to other kinds of squash. This looks delicious!

fimère .b 13/9/17 20:50

délicieuse salade plein de couleurs et de saveurs j'aime beaucoup
bonne soirée

GiGi Eats Celebrities 13/9/17 23:32

LOVE! I always get a tad intimidated by roasting WHOLE pumpkins but the results are always phenomenal!!!

Mindy Boyd 14/9/17 02:42

Looks delicious, great for fall!

Anne Regalado 14/9/17 09:56

Love the look of this hearty fall dish ! The flavour and texture must be delicious !

Sharon D 15/9/17 02:29

It looks incredible, Angie. Yum stuff!

Kelly 15/9/17 02:57

Gorgeous! Roasted veggies are my favorite and they sound perfect in this salad!

Dawn Yucuis 15/9/17 04:42

The colors are beautiful in this dish. Perfect salad for fall.

Vicki Bensinger 17/9/17 20:59

Wow so many wonderful fall flavors going on here. GReat recipe!

Catherine 18/9/17 19:13

Dear Angie, This looks beautiful. Such a nice fall dish to serve. xo Catherine

Rebecca Subbiah 18/9/17 19:53

perfect as we go into Autumn.

tigerfish 19/9/17 04:59

The tart cranberries and crunchy seeds certainly add many dimensions to your beautiful salad.

Lei Angeles 25/9/17 23:35

Will try this on my pumpkin harvest.

Choclette Blogger 17/10/17 15:03

Japanese pumpkins are my favourite, so much tastier than butternut squash. We haven't managed to grow any for a few years though and I've never seen any of them for sale.

Marcelle @ A Little Fish in the Kitchen 29/10/17 00:08

This is a gorgeous dish, Angie. Love the colors and I'm sure it's delicious too :)


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