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Spoiled pumpkin and chicken salad

Spoiled pumpkin and chicken salad

Once in a while you get on a roll, and I am currently on one. For some reason I am trying new things in the kitchen, and I feel like sharing everything with you guys! Also, it is pumpkin season, and so I dove into a delicious every-day dinner salad that will spoil your tastebuds. Do not let the word ‘salad’ trick you though – this recipe does take some preparation time, but it is all worth the wait.

Salad is a solid meal, even for a man!

Above point has to be highlighted. I often speak with people (mostly men), who wrinkle their nose when I propose salad as a dinner meal. My big question to them: What is so different about a salad than a piece of chicken breast served with a green salad on the side? The fries or bread you would eat with it? Trust me… salad is a good solid meal.

The Goodies:

This recipe serves 2 adults

  • 1/2 hokkaido pumpkin
  • 1/2 cabbage head
  • 325 g chicken
  • 1 small avocado
  • 2 handfuls of spinach
  • 1 tomato
  • 2 dl edamame beans
  • 1 dl feta cheese (3%)
  • 1 tsp tahini paste
  • Salt, pepper, thyme, chiliflakes
  • 1 dl bulgur wheat
  • Sesame seeds for topping
  • Olive oil

The How:

  1. Turn on your oven to 200° Celsius
  2. Prepare your hokkaido by emptying it for seeds and cut it into bite-sized pieces
  3. Put the hokkaido into a small bag and combine with olive oil
  4. Place the pumpkin on a baking sheet on drizzle thyme and salt over
  5. Once the oven is hot, bake for 30 minutes
  6. Cut your chicken into pieces and put on a pan with olive oil, tahini, chili, salt and pepper
  7. Add bulgur to a pot and prepare according to instructions
  8. While the “warm” items are doing their thing, chop your salads and vegetables and put in a bowl to mix
  9. Mix in the feta cheese, bulgur, and hokkaido once ready
  10. Arrange in 2 bowls for portion-sizing and top off with the cooked chicken


The picture here is the final result, and I do apologise for the poor quality. As mentioned in my last post days are getting shorter, and I just do not have good lighting in the apartment. So ‘pyt’ as we say in Danish. Maybe some day I will be a pro-photo-person with a pretty background, the right plate and the good camera, but until then I hope you can live with the quality recipes 😉


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