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Pumpkin Mixed Greens Salad with Maple Vinaigrette

Yield 6 servings (serving size: 1 1/2 cups salad)
Small pumpkins, which have succulent, tender flesh, are best for cooking. They may be labeled as "sweet" or "pie" pumpkins. When chopping the pumpkin, be sure to save the seeds for the salad.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons raw green pumpkinseed kernels
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 cup (1/2-inch) cubed peeled pumpkin (about 8 ounces)
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh minced thyme
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon extravirgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 cups mixed salad greens

Nutrition Information

  • calories 51
  • caloriesfromfat 64 %
  • fat 3.6 g
  • satfat 0.6 g
  • monofat 2.1 g
  • polyfat 0.8 g
  • protein 8.2 g
  • carbohydrate 18.7 g
  • fiber 7.4 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.8 mg
  • sodium 398 mg
  • calcium 11 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 400°.

  2. Place pumpkinseeds in a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook 5 minutes or until toasted, stirring frequently. Remove from pan.

  3. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add pumpkin, and cook 8 minutes or until browned and tender. Remove from pan. Add thyme, tossing to combine. Cool.

  4. Combine vinegar, oil, syrup, salt, and pepper, stirring with a whisk. Drizzle over salad greens; toss well to coat. Add pumpkin and pumpkinseeds; toss.