Roasted Sumac Pumpkin, Walnuts + Coconut Herb Tahini Dressing

20 minutes

30 minutes




  • 1/2 butternut pumpkin, cut into chunks
  • 1 red onion, sliced 
  • 1 1/2 tbsp ground sumac powder
  • Pinch of Sea Salt 
  • Oil
  • Handful of fresh Rocket
  • 3/4 cup walnuts, roasted + roughly chopped 
  • Seeds of ½ Pomegranate
  • 4 tbsp Dukkha

 Tahini Sesame Dressing:

  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1/4 cup coconut yoghurt 
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 
  • 1 cup mixed herbs (mint, coriander, rocket, parsley)
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp ground sumac powder
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Good pinch of sea salt
  • Black pepper



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Preheat the oven to 200C.  

Place the pumpkin + onion between 2 baking trays, sprinkle over the sumac, sea salt + drizzle the oil. Toss to coat the pumpkin + onion evenly. 

Place in the oven for 20mins on fan bake then turn the oven onto its grill function and grill for 10mins. 

Meanwhile, make the tahini dressing. Add all ingredients to a blender and blitz until a smooth creamy dressing is formed. Alternatively place all ingredients in a small deep bowl and blitz together with a stick blender. Pour into a bowl and set aside.  

To plate the salad, get a flat round salad plate. Put down a layer of rocket, followed by half of the roasted pumpkin, dressing, walnuts, pomegranate seeds, then sprinkle with dukkha. Repeat this process for another layer.  

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. If there is any leftover dressing, store it in a glass jar or container in the fridge for up to 1 week.


We always say a good dressing makes any salad. This is a very good example. Turning a good old roast pumpkin salad into something with a bit of wow factor from the herb tahini dressing, earthy walnuts and pops of pomegranate seeds. This can all be made in advance as the dressing will last in the fridge for upto 1-2 weeks. Serve alongside a green salad and roast lamb, chicken, salmon or hummus and avocado for a fully plant-based meal.