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Roast Pumpkin with Crispy Sage and Tahini Dressing

  • Time:  min
  • Easy
  • Serves 6-8
  • Time: 35-40 min
  • Easy
  • Serves 6-8

Pumpkin and sage is a match made in heaven! I love serving this salad when I host a dinner party – it’s so easy to put together and tastes absolutely divine! Plus pumpkin is full of beta-carotene, which converts into vitamin A and helps protect cells from damage and creates antioxidants in the body. I love serving this with a simply grilled protein and fresh green salad.


Roast Pumpkin with Crispy Sage

  • 1 kg jar of pumpkin
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes, optional
  • 20 sage leaves
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil, for frying
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds, toasted
  • Parsley leaves, to garnish


  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 2 tbsp hulled tahini
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup warm water

How to make Roast Pumpkin with Crispy Sage and Tahini Dressing

1. Preheat oven to 180°C.

2. Chop the pumpkin into large wedges. Drizzle with olive oil, sea salt and chilli flakes, if using. Roast in oven for 35-40 minutes until cooked and slightly caramelised around the edges.

3. Meanwhile, heat coconut oil in a small non-stick pan. Add 2-3 sage leaves and fry until crispy (1-2 minutes). Place crispy sage leaves on a paper towel to dry. Repeat in batches, until all sage leaves are crispy.

4. To make dressing, whisk all dressing ingredients in a small bowl until smooth.

5. Add roasted pumpkin to a serving platter, drizzle with dressing and top with toasted pumpkin seeds, crispy sage and some fresh parsley.

I hope you give this delicious and easy soup a try! And if you do, be sure to tag the picture #AVogelRecipes on Pinterest so we can see :)

This recipe is full of goodness

  • Packed with vitamins (vitamins A, C & E)
  • Low in calories
  • Rich in antioxidants

A powerful combination of nutrients, pumpkins are high in vitamin C and beta-carotene which are great for boosting your immune system, and helping to strengthen your resistance to colds & flu.

About Jessica

Jessica Sepel is a qualified nutritionist, health blogger and best selling health author from Australia. She is fascinated by the health and wellness world and loves to make simple and nutritious recipes.

Her 8-week online plan ‘The JSHealth Program’ can help change your mind and body, by teaching you how to find a balanced approach to life, food and weight.
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