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Polenta and pumpkin wedges with walnut and feta salad

10
10
10
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
1 hr 50 min
Prep
20 min
Cook
30 min
Serves
6
Difficulty
Moderate
Rainbow vegetables make this filling salad a feast for the eyes and the tastebuds. One mouthful and it will become a regular in your kitchen repertoire

Ingredients

Pumpkin

600 g, (Japanese)

Vegetable stock

2 cup(s), (500ml)

Polenta, dry

1¼ cup(s), (210g), yellow

Grated parmesan cheese

cup(s), (25g)

Oil spray

1 x 3 second spray(s)

Radicchio

2 small, trimmed, leaves separated

Fresh flat-leaf parsley

2 cup(s)

Fresh basil

½ cup(s), leaves torn

Red onion

1 small, thinly sliced

Walnuts

cup(s), (35g), chopped, toasted

Reduced fat feta cheese

100 g, crumbled

Pumpkin seeds

2 tbs, (pepitas)

Olive oil

2 tbs, extra virgin

Balsamic vinegar

2 tbs

Instructions

  1. Grate 200g pumpkin and cut the remainder into thin wedges. Line a 20cm round cake tin with foil. Bring stock and 2 cups (500ml) water to the boil in a large saucepan. Gradually stir in polenta. Cook, stirring, over low heat for 2 minutes. Add grated pumpkin and cook, stirring, for 3–5 minutes or until very thick. Add parmesan and stir until combined. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Spoon polenta into prepared tin and smooth the surface. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm.
  2. Preheat oven to 200°C or 180°C fan-forced. Line 2 large baking trays with baking paper. Place pumpkin wedges on 1 prepared tray and lightly spray with oil. Lift polenta from tin and peel away foil. Cut polenta into 6 wedges. Place on second prepared tray and lightly spray with oil. Bake polenta with pumpkin for 20–25 minutes, turning polenta halfway through cooking, or until pumpkin is golden and tender and polenta is golden and crisp.
  3. Combine radicchio, parsley, basil, onion, walnuts, feta and pepitas in a large bowl. Whisk oil and vinegar in a small bowl until combined. Add dressing to salad and gently toss to combine. Serve polenta and pumpkin wedges topped with salad.

Notes

TIP: To toast walnuts, preheat oven to 200°C or 180°C fan-forced. Spread the walnuts on a baking tray and bake for 3 minutes or until lightly toasted.