Delicious and Healthy Autumn Salad with Arugula, Baked Pumpkin, Cranberries, and Caramelized Nuts

That's how I came to combine arugula with caramelized walnuts, cranberries, and baked pumpkin for a delicious and healthy autumn recipe.

Hi everyone! Salads are my new passion. Although the bitter taste of arugula salad is not to my liking, it is a healthy salad, so I try to find all sorts of combinations to enjoy it. That’s how I came to combine arugula with carameized walnuts, cranberries, and baked pumpkin for a delicious and healthy autumn recipe.

Like most salads, it is simple, and in combination with pumpkin, and walnuts are also healthy.

Did you know that pumpkin contains potassium, which helps the heart, strengthens the immune system due to the content of vitamin C, has a consistent intake of calcium that protects bones? A multitude of reasons to eat more pumpkin, either in salads or pies.

Prep Time:

20 minutes

Cooking Time:

20 minutes

Ingredients:

• 125 g arugula

• 250 g pumpkin

• 30 g nuts

• 30 g dried cranberries

• 5 tablespoons olive oil

• 30 g of honey

• 50 g butter

• 30 g brown sugar

• 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

• pepper – to taste

• ½ teaspoon salt

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Method of preparation:

1. First, prepare the pumpkin. I had a whole pumpkin of which I used, for this recipe, only half. So I cut the pumpkin in half, took out its seeds, and put it on a tray covered with baking paper.

2. Sprinkle the pumpkin with salt and a tablespoon of olive oil and bake in the oven at 200 degrees for 20 minutes until the pulp is soft and cooked.

3. While the pumpkin was in the oven, I caramelized the nuts. In a pan, I heated the butter and then I added the brown sugar.

4. I let it caramelize and added nuts. I let the nuts caramelize with the sugar for a few seconds and turned off the heat.

5. After the pumpkin is cooked, I cut it into slices, removing the peel, and cut the pulp into cubes.

6. For the dressing, I mixed the rest of the olive oil, honey, balsamic vinegar, salt, and pepper.

7. I put in a bowl, the arugula, the baked pumpkin, caramelized walnuts, cranberries, and dressing and mixed well.

The salad is served immediately.

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