Apples and Sage Organic Wholefoods | Recipe: Roasted Pumpkin with Kale, Grilled Halloumi and Dukkah

Recipe: Roasted Pumpkin with Kale, Grilled Halloumi and Dukkah


1 large Butternut Pumpkin

2 Garlic Cloves

1 tbsp Ghee or Coconut Oil, melted

Pinch Himilayan Sea Salt, fine

Pinch Cracked Black Pepper

1 small bunch Kale

Splash Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Juice of 1/2 lemon

200g Halloumi Cheese

Handful Fresh Mint, chopped


1 tbsp ground Coriander

1 tbsp ground Cumin

1 tbsp cracked Black Pepper

1 cup raw Hazelnuts

1/2 cup Sesame Seeds

1 tsp Himalayan sea salt, fine



Preheat oven to 200C.

Cut pumpkin in half and remove skin, scooping out the seeds and cutting the pumpkin into cubes. Toss the pumpkin and minced garlic with ghee (or coconut oil) in a baking dish, sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast for 30 minutes until tender.

Meanwhile, roll kale into cigar shapes and slice into ribbons. Put the kale in a large bowl and drizzle with olive oil, salt and lemon juice. Massage the kale together using your hands for 2 minutes.

For the dukkah; toast hazelnuts in a frying pan over medium heat for 10 – 15 minutes until fragrant. Remove from heat and cool, rubbing the nuts together to remove skin. Toast sesame seeds for 2 minutes and cool. Add the hazelnuts and sesame seeds to a food processor and pulse until you have a chunky texture. Add the spice mix, salt and nut mix together.

Cut the halloumi into thin slices. Heat a grill pan (or frying pan on high heat) and add the halloumi until golden brown on both sides.

Add the roasted pumpkin and kale, and top with grilled halloumi. Garnish with fresh mint, olive oil and dukkah. 

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