Pumpkin, chorizo and quinoa salad recipe

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  • Serves 4
  • 20 mins to prepare and 20 mins to cook
  • 850 calories / serving
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Preheat the oven to gas 7, 220°C, fan 200°C. Mix the pumpkin in a bowl with 2 tablespoons of oil, the garlic and the chopped sage. Season and tip onto a roasting tray. Cook for 25 minutes until tender. Put the tomatoes on another tray, season and cook in the oven for about 10 minutes, until just soft.

For the dressing, whisk the mustard, vinegar, and the oil. Season and set aside.

Put the quinoa in a pan with plenty of water, bring to the boil, and simmer for 7-8 minutes until al dente. Drain and set aside.

Fry the chorizo for 3-4 minutes until crispy. Remove and strain the fat if desired. Heat the remaining oil in a pan and fry the whole sage leaves for 2-3 minutes until crisped up. Transfer onto kitchen paper.

To serve, mix the pumpkin, tomatoes and chorizo into the quinoa, sprinkle with sunflower seeds, drizzle with dressing and top with the crisp sage leaves.

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  • Ingredients

  • 1kg (2lb) pumpkin, peeled, deseeded and sliced
  • 3tbsp olive oil
  • 1x30g pack sage, half chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 2x200g packs Finest Piccolo tomatoes, halved
  • 300g (10oz) quinoa
  • 225g (7½oz) chorizo, peeled and chopped
  • 25g (1oz) sunflower seeds
  • For the dressing

  • 2tsp grainy mustard
  • For the dressing

  • 3 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • For the dressing

  • 125ml (4fl oz) extra-virgin olive oil
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  • Energy 3549kj 850kcal 43%
  • Fat 61g 87%
  • Saturates 12g 60%
  • Sugars 14g 16%
  • Salt 1.1g 18%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 54.8g Protein 24.8g Fibre 5.4g

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