Roasted Butternut Pumpkin with Chickpeas and Rocket Salad

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Autumn is in the air. And I like this time of year. Crisp cool air, falling leaves, and the harvest of pumpkins...that's how I conjure up the images of beautiful golden autumn.

Pumpkins say AUTUMN like nothing else. Regardless of how you prepare them, they add flavours and seasonal flair to most meals, and moreover, bringing pumpkins to your table is a recipe for fun and togetherness. Let's make this colourful season more memorable with more pumpkins!

  • 500 g Butternut pumpkin, peeled and cut into 2cm cubes
  • 1/2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 50 g Chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 40 g Rocket salad©angiesrecipes
  • 1 tsp Sesame seeds, toasted
  1. Preheat the oven to 200C/400F. Place the pumpkin cubes in a baking pan, drizzle with olive oil and season with salt. Toss until the pumpkin cubes are well coated. Roast for about 15 minutes until tender.
  2. Divide the rocket salad into two serving bowls, and arrange the chickpeas and roasted pumpkin cubes on top. Combine the argan oil and balsamic vinegar in a bowl, season with salt and pepper, and stir until well-blended. Pour the dressing over and top with the roasted sesame seeds.


Honey Bee Sweets 12/9/10 13:56

An autumn dish, very warm yet refreshing! Lovely. :).

Sarah @ Mum In Bloom 12/9/10 14:05

This is a gorgeous salad indeed. What a great combination of ingredients but I had to look up rocket salad and Argan oil - thanks for the links ;o)

Belinda @zomppa 12/9/10 14:10

This is the perfect fall-summer hybrid! I'm so excited for the change in seasons.

My Little Space 12/9/10 14:11

So fast, autumn already! Wow, just a blink of an eye a year gone by. That also means X'mas is not fas ahead. haha.... Your pumpkin salad looks incredible. Have a wonderful autumn & enjoy your day.
Cheers, Kristy

Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine 12/9/10 14:18

looks delicious, I wish it would cool off here! still perfect for these light salads thanks!

Jeannie 12/9/10 14:20

Time flies! This pumpkin salad does add color to the table and bet it's delicious too! I love pumpkins, but I do not like peeling them:P

Brian Samuels Photography 12/9/10 14:42

This just screams fall. And I love the inclusion of the chickpeas ;-) Gives it some added protein (and fiber).

♥peachkins♥ 12/9/10 14:43

I love the colors! Truly an autumn recipe...

marla {family fresh cooking} 12/9/10 15:35

Great looking salad, I love butternut squash! This is my absolute favorite time of year ;)

sangeeta 12/9/10 15:35

beautiful colors and healthy salad !!

Puja 12/9/10 15:39

Warm n hearty salad..gorgeous colors!!

kitchen flavours 12/9/10 16:10

This is a beautiful salad! Roasted butternut pumpkin sounds delicious!

Unknown 12/9/10 16:20

Roasted pumpkin and chickpeas are wonderful together, and I like the added touch of the sesame seeds! Delicious!
*kisses* HH

Faith 12/9/10 17:26

I completely agree about pumpkins -- they always remind me of fall! This salad looks like a great way to use them!

Finla 12/9/10 17:44

I don't think i never thought aobut seasonal foods when i was in India, only sterted doing that after comming here.
Delicous and clorfull salade.

ann low 12/9/10 17:52

I should change my habit of eating sweet stuffs to healthy salad like this one. Looks so colorful and delicious :)

Indonesia Eats 12/9/10 17:53

Yay! Another chickpea recipe!

Mary Bergfeld 12/9/10 18:03

I love the fall colors in your salad. It looks and sounds delicious. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

Debbie 12/9/10 18:19

Oh I love butternut squash, never had it in a salad though, thanks!

Magic of Spice 12/9/10 18:25

Wonderful flavors and textures...just beautiful :)

MaryMoh 12/9/10 19:03

Love your salad, Angie. It looks healthy and delicious. Would love a big plate. I love pumpkins. Hey, Angie, I made your chocolate crinkles spelt cookies. proud of myself for trying.....haha. Posting it tomorrow. Thanks very much for the recipe.

Unknown 12/9/10 19:10

Though I don't like pumkin that much, the salad looks very tempting..healthy and refreshing...

s 12/9/10 19:43

the salad look so colourful and refreshing.. I could eat a bowlful...

alison 12/9/10 20:23

wow,such a gorgeous salad,i must try it !

Joudie's Mood Food 12/9/10 20:25

LoVE this. It look so healthy and hearty! I love this combination. Sesame in salads is soo good. You always get that added slight crunch somewhere in your teeth which is so good. It looks beautiful aswell.

Priya Suresh 12/9/10 20:39

Very colourful and catchy salad, looks yumm!

Jean at The Delightful Repast 12/9/10 20:41

Angie, this salad looks delicious. And the photograph is so beautifully done. Can't wait to try it. Also, want to try the pasta and the gyro.

Anonymous 12/9/10 21:05

What a lovely autumn salad - I love the roasted pumpkin here!

Unknown 12/9/10 21:45

i am craving for some great salad, found one here, they looks so courful and refreshing....wonderful to be here Angie...gorgeous pictures :)

fimere 12/9/10 21:53

j'aime bien ce délicieux mélange de saveurs, belle assiette
bonne soirée

Stella 12/9/10 23:56

Angie! I love the way the pumpkin cubes are so easy-that's nice! Plus this is so healthful and just reminds me of Fall deliciousness (in my area at least). You always have the best flavor combinations. Ooh, and I still need to get some Argan oil;) Yeah...

sweetlife 13/9/10 00:06

simply healthy and delish, I love this time of year andthis dish screams...Autum!!yum

Claudia 13/9/10 00:08

I think I will do this with the butternut squash that's taken over the garden - so filled with autumn colors. Fall's sweetly singing in this dish!

tigerfish 13/9/10 00:59

Yippe! Just bought myself the first butternut squash for the month. It's Autumn.

Elin 13/9/10 02:26

This is a refreshing and lovely pumpkin salad ! I have never toasted pumpkin before and I will definitely try it after seeing yours :)

Anonymous 13/9/10 05:52

This looks delicious! I get so caught up in thinking of salads as summer foods with all the fresh vegetables in season in the summer, but you have made such a great autumn inspired salad! I definitely need to give this one a try...especially because pumpkin is one of my favorite parts of fall! Thanks :)

Shabitha Karthikeyan 13/9/10 06:47

First time here and loved your recipes and pictures a lot !! That's an awesome and healthy salad. So colorful and inviting !! I'm a happy follower of your blog now. Kindly do visit my space when you find time !!

OohLookBel 13/9/10 08:19

Another beautiful recipe and photo from you! The colours are very autumnal, and even though we are moving into Spring over here, I'm now craving pumpkin!

Lisa Ho 13/9/10 09:21

very refreshing.. and i love butternut pumpkin

3 hungry tummies 13/9/10 09:52

Beautiful styling! I am so happy we will be eating delicious light meals like this soon!

Rosa's Yummy Yums 13/9/10 14:53

That seasonal salad is beautiful, refined and so flavorful looking! Perfect.



Barbara 13/9/10 14:54

A beautiful salad, Angie! I love your presentation. Even though it's still hot in Florida, I'm thinking fall. Your salad combines the best of both: a lovely healthy salad with a fall squash.

A Canadian Foodie 13/9/10 15:15

You blow me away, Angie: simply, flavourful, delicious, nutritious and gorgeous.... YUM!!!!!

Sarah Naveen 13/9/10 15:17

Awesome clicks..looks mouthwatering

Unknown 13/9/10 15:26

The salad looks beautiful!!!

noobcook 13/9/10 15:32

what a great looking salad to usher in autumn :)

Paul Jennette 13/9/10 15:59 Wow what are great recipe for fall. Mt sister in-law will love this. Thanks

Emily Z 13/9/10 16:29

What a great salad. My husband is not a huge fan of dishes with squash or pumpkin, but I informed him the other day that I am going to try a couple this fall and he can just like it. I wonder if this would be a good one for him as the seeds, chickpeas, and dressing might detract his attention from the pumpkin flavor-wise. ;)

Priscilla - She's Cookin' 13/9/10 17:44

It's beginning to feel like fall here in SoCal. Roasted pumpkin in a salad sounds delicious!

Carol 13/9/10 18:47

What a great looking salad! Love everything that's in there!

pigpigscorner 13/9/10 18:56

Oh man..Autumn already?! Time flies!

Shirley @ Kokken69 13/9/10 19:00

The rocket leave is one of my favorite salad green - I like the slightly nutty flavor. Great pairing with butternut squash...

Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets 13/9/10 19:09

Mmm what a perfect salad to begin fall on the right foot. Lovely recipe!

Satya 13/9/10 19:30

salad looks so colorful n healthy to try this delicious salad


Sophie 13/9/10 19:40

What a lovely roasted butternut squash & rocket salad!

I would devour the whole plate right now!

FOODESSA 13/9/10 19:48

I've put on a few pounds lately and I would need to eat more wonderful salads like yours Angie ;o) I love Butternut squash.

Ciao for now,

Maria @ ScandiFoodie 13/9/10 21:35

This is such a lovely salad, I've been using a lot of pumpkin and chickpeas lately, too!

Anonymous 13/9/10 21:45

How gorgeous!! Beautiful colors!

Shandy 13/9/10 21:52

What a gorgeous looking Fall salad! I love the colors and ingredients; YUM!

Thank you for stopping by and leaving such wonderful comments, Shandy

Georgia | The Comfort of Cooking 13/9/10 22:25

This salad looks wonderful! I love your addition of butternut squash. Gives it a very "autumn" feel, and taste, I'm sure. Great job on this, Angie!

Krishnaveni 13/9/10 22:34

healthy and beautiful salad

natural selection 13/9/10 22:37

Beautiful Angie, Just beautiful!

natural selection 13/9/10 22:38

And by the way! the Fish head is your to keep! Made some excellent fish stock out of that!

Juliana 14/9/10 00:19

Your salad looks gorgeous, so colorful and full of flavors...yummie!

Chef Dennis Littley 14/9/10 01:50

what a great idea using roasted butternut squash in that salad! I will definitely have to give it a try for my salad bar, I have never thought of it that way, now I can't wait to try it!

scrambledhenfruit 14/9/10 02:03

What a beautiful Autumn salad! The butternut looks wonderful in this!

Namitha 14/9/10 02:11

Though I'm not a big fan of pumpkin, I just love seeing them :-) maybe because I love Autumn colors and they are the synonym of Autumn :-)This looks pretty

denise @ quickies on the dinner table 14/9/10 05:09

Anyone just try and stand between me and anything with butternut squash, rocket and chickpeas!!! Simply amazing Angie! Thanks for a marvellous recipe idea :) I love autumn and sometimes it kills me that I live in the tropics - this salad is auturmn on a plate...

Anonymous 14/9/10 06:33

Beautiful autumn salad!!

Joyti 14/9/10 07:28

O sounds heavenly :)

theUngourmet 14/9/10 07:31

Such a lovely autumn salad. I love the rocket salad mix!

Cristina @ TeenieCakes 14/9/10 08:21

Angie - Deliciously put together salad!

Bakericious 14/9/10 10:29

this salad looks so refreshing.

Sutapa 14/9/10 13:32

The name itself is amazing and so is the dish! Lovely autumn recipe Angie!

source code control 14/9/10 15:24

I like to cook and experiment new recipes.This Roasted Butternut Pumpkin with Chickpeas and Rocket Salad is completely new recipe for me.I think I have never tasted like this combination so I will surely make it.

Christine Ho 14/9/10 16:13

Love this fresh and beautiful salad. I think it's suitable for all seasons. :)

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy 14/9/10 16:51

This completely says autumn to me! I LOVE pumpkin and chickpeas! Sounds like a keeper to me! You always have such nice photos, thanks!

homeladychef 14/9/10 17:25

Hi friend! i like the fact that you have more variety of recipe in your blog nowadays, and you changed your profile picture! Haha...looks like kate moss with a cat watching...


Angie, what a gorgeous and SIMPLE salad! I love recipe like this!

Sanjeeta kk 15/9/10 14:36

Healthy and refreshing recipe!

Anonymous 15/9/10 17:42

Lovely and I like the rockets....

Unknown 15/9/10 18:12

This salad is just beautiful, I love every single ingredient you've used here. I am a huge fan of roasted butternut squash so this recipe will be appearing on my dinner table soon!

lisaiscooking 15/9/10 22:16

Even though it's still hot here, I'm really ready to start eating winter squash. Your salad looks fabulous for fall!

Cooking with Coley 17/9/10 04:49

This looks healthy and hearty! I want to eat it now! A+!

tasteofbeirut 19/9/10 17:13

I love this salad ! The colors are very autumn, and the flavors of rocket and butternut are just perfect together!

OysterCulture 19/9/10 21:27

What a delicious sounding recipe, you have me thinking of fall with all your mentions of pumpkin.

Kathryn 24/9/10 23:54

Oh my gosh, I love pumpkin ANYTHING! I'll have to try that recipe ASAP!


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