Home » Recipes » Roasted pumpkin, goat cheese and macadamia salad

Roasted pumpkin, goat cheese and macadamia salad

This fresh and colourful summer salad combines roasted pumpkin, goat's cheese and macadamias to create a warm and flavoursome dish.
Course Side Dish
Preference Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Perfect for Midweek Meal
Skill level Easy


  • 300 g pumpkin
  • 200 g baby spinach leaves
  • 1/4 red onion
  • 1 punnet mini roma tomatoes
  • 30 g goat cheese
  • 1/3 cup macadamias
  • 1/2 lemon
  • macadamia or olive oil
  • balsamic vinegar
  • salt
  • pepper


  • Preheat oven to 200ºC.
  • Cut pumpkin into small cubes, toss in 1 tablespoon of macadamia or olive oil, season with salt and pepper and cook in the oven for around 20 minutes or until tender and golden.
  • Place baby spinach in a big bowl. Slice the red onion very finely, cut the roma tomatoes in half and add onion and tomatoes to the baby spinach.
  • For the dressing. Combine 1 tablespoon of macadamia or olive oil, 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar and ½ tablespoon of lemon juice in a small bowl and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Once the pumpkin is cooked and while still hot, add to the bowl of spinach, onion and tomatoes and give a quick mix. Then, crumble the goats cheese on top, pour over the dressing and mix very gently again.
  • Place salad onto a serving plate leaving excess dressing behind.
  • Crush the macadamias with something heavy inside a clean tea towel and sprinkle over salad.


Calories: 551kcalCarbohydrates: 41gProtein: 19gFat: 41gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 28gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 276mgPotassium: 2425mgFiber: 12gSugar: 14gVitamin A: 44624IUVitamin C: 115mgCalcium: 361mgIron: 10mg

Similar recipes

Macadamia and mango salsa Macadamia and mango salsa This easy recipe is like a bowl of sunshine and the addition of roasted macadamias is… Read More
Watermelon and macadamia salad Watermelon and macadamia salad Roasted macadamias add velvety crunch and delicious indulgence to this simple salad, complementing the watermelon’s sweetness… Read More
Grilled eggplant with macadamia miso Grilled eggplant with macadamia miso Traditionally a Japanese dish, this version works deliciously well with the addition of crunchy macadamias… Read More
Cauliflower, parsnip and macadamia mash Cauliflower, parsnip and macadamia mash Macadamia milk and nuts combine to make this irresistible mash - perfect as a side… Read More

Get monthly emails about all things macadamias. Yum!

Just pop your details

down here

Contact us

Sorry for interrupting, this website uses cookies to improve your user experience. Continuing to use our site means we’ll assume you’re ok with this.