Prep and Cook Time: about 25 minutes. Notes: We adapted this recipe from Cetrella Bistro and Café in Half Moon Bay, California, where executive chef Lewis Rossman adds shavings of raw pumpkin to spinach salad for his special October menu. Look for toasted pumpkin-seed oil at natural- and specialty-food stores.

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Recipe Summary

Makes about 12 servings


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Instructions Checklist
  • In a large serving bowl, whisk together pomegranate juice, vinegar, and oil.

  • Peel pumpkin. With a vegetable peeler, cut raw pumpkin into paper-thin 1- by 3-inch strips; you'll need about 2 1/2 cups. Add pumpkin shavings to pomegranate vinaigrette and mix gently.

  • Add spinach and mix to coat; add salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle with pumpkin seeds.


Cetrella Bistro and Café, Half Moon Bay, CA

Nutrition Facts

117 calories; calories from fat 67%; protein 4.1g; fat 8.7g; saturated fat 1.4g; carbohydrates 8.3g; fiber 2.6g; sodium 126mg.