Honey Roasted Pumpkin Salad

Baby in a pumpkin

Pie pumpkins aren’t just for pie — they make a sweet addition to this salad too.

1 pie pumpkin (3 1/2 to 4 pounds), peeled, seeded, and cut in 1 1/2″ chunks
5 tablespoons olive or coconut oil
6 cloves garlic, unpeeled
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoons red pepper flakes
Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon raw honey
3 tablespoons lime juice, fresh
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 1/2 pounds arugula, stems removed
6 ounces feta cheese

Preheat oven to 450 F. On a large, rimmed baking sheet, toss pumpkin with 2 tablespoons olive oil, garlic, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper. Roast, tossing occasionally, until pumpkin is tender, 25 to 30 minutes. Remove garlic cloves from pan; set aside to cool. Drizzle pumpkin with 2 tablespoons honey and toss to coat evenly. Return to oven and continue roasting until pumpkin is glazed, 5 to 10 minutes more.

Meanwhile, cut one end of each garlic clove and squeeze garlic into a mixing bowl. Mash into a paste with the side of a knife. Add lime juice, mustard, 1 tsp honey, salt, and pepper. Stirring constantly, add remaining olive oil (3 tablespoons) in a steady stream; set aside.

Add arugula and pumpkin, and toss to combine. Serve salad sprinkled with crumbled feta.

We thank Annie McHale for this recipe.