Spiced Almond and Pumpkin Seed-Crusted Pumpkin Salad

Serves 4

Spiced Almond and Pumpkin Seed-Crusted Pumpkin Salad

If you think pumpkin is best trotted out twice a year as a pie filling, think again. Chef Luptak prefers using Rouge vif d’Étampes pumpkin, a French heirloom variety, when he makes this salad. “Rouge vif d’Étampes” means “bright red from Étampes”—an old commune in France. These flat pumpkins were a fixture in Paris’s central market in the late 1800s.

Going to ground

If you have ground spices on hand instead of seeds, they’ll work fine in the pumpkin seed crust as well. Toast them in the frying pan, but skip the grinding.

In each delicious serving: 338 calories | 8 g protein | 17 g fat | 46 g carbs (15 g sugar, 5 g fiber) | 608 mg sodium

Source: Veggie-Centric Dishes from The Acorn

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