Christmas Day and the kids have just left...feeling cruisy, the food was stunning and even though the kitchen is still in need of some cleaning, it is pretty OK. Thought I would quickly write this one down and put it up...nothing like obsession when it strikes at the least likely times! Hope you all had a great Christmas and like me, are looking forward to a fantastic 2010! (Of course this had to wait till New Year's Eve, until I could organise a card reader to upload pics to my iMac, which despite the frustrations, is absolutely FANTASTIC! So now I owe you all a Happy 2010 as well as long overdue Merry Christmas.)
Pumpkin and Avo Salad
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- 700 Grams pumpkin, peeled and seeded
- Sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper
- EVOO as needed
- 100 Grams mixed salad leaves
- 100 Grams Almonds slivers BUY
- 1 - 2 Avocado cut into wedges
- 1 small spanish onion, thinly sliced
- 1 Handful Basil leaves
- 80 Grams raw honey
- 2 Tablespoons seeded mustard
- 80 Grams white wine vinegar
- Sea salt and pepper to taste
- 240 Grams Cobram Estate Extra Virgin Olive Oil EVOO BUY
Preheat oven to fan forced 200°C. Slice the pumpkin into thin wedges and place on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Drizzle with oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.Roast for 20-25 minutes or until tender and caramelised. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool slightly.
Arrange the pumpkin on a serving plate with salad leaves, almonds, avocado, Spanish onion and basil.
To make dressing place honey, mustard and vinegar into Thermomix bowl and cook 3-4 min/100°C /speed 2-3 with MC off. Add seasoning to taste, EVOO and mix 3 sec/speed 5-6 until blended. Refrigerate until ready for use.
Drizzle with dressing and serve.