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Baked ricotta and pumpkin salad

6
5
5
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
30 min
Prep
15 min
Cook
15 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
Add some colour to you mid-week dinners with this gluten-free vegetarian salad filled with cannellini beans, veggies and slices of backed ricotta.

Ingredients

reduced-fat ricotta cheese

250 g

red capsicum

1 medium, thinly sliced

olive oil

1½ tbs

dried oregano

1 tsp

dried chilli flakes

¼ tsp

pumpkin

500 g, diced

mixed salad leaves

200 g, baby

canned cannellini beans, rinsed, drained

1 can(s), ( 1 x 400g can)

walnuts

2 tbs, toasted, chopped

reduced-fat French dressing

60 ml

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 230°C. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Place ricotta and capsicum on the prepared tray. Drizzle with 2 teaspoons oil. Sprinkle oregano and chilli over ricotta. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden.
  2. Meanwhile, boil pumpkin in a small saucepan of boiling water for 4-5 minutes or until just tender. Drain. Heat remaining oil in a large frying pan over high heat. Cook pumpkin, stirring, for 5 minutes or until light golden.
  3. Meanwhile, place salad leaves, cannellini beans, walnuts and dressing in a large bowl. Add capsicum and pumpkin and gently toss to combine. Cut ricotta into slices and serve with the salad.

Notes

TIP: We used pre-cut diced pumpkin available in the fresh produce section of many supermarkets. If unavailable cut pumpkin into 1.5cm pieces.

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