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Keto Roasted Pumpkin & Halloumi Salad

By Jason Fung, MD

Keto Roasted Pumpkin & Halloumi Salad

The somewhat sweet roasted pumpkin combined with salty cheese is an amazing experience. This salad is somewhat higher in carbs than we would normally post, so keep in mind that it’s better for those of you who are eating within a shorter time period each day. You can lessen the carbs by reducing the amount...
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Break-Fast Meal, Light Meal, Side Dishes
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 577 kcal

Ingredients
  

The Salad

  • 1/4 cup pumpkin diced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • salt
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 4 oz halloumi cubed
  • 3 tbsp flakes almonds
  • 200 g watercress
  • 1/2 medium avocado

Dressing

  • 1 tbsp tahini
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp apple cider vinegar

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 400F.
  • Mix the diced pumpkin with the olive oil, paprika, and salt. Spread it out on a baking tray then roast for 15-20 minutes or until it’s begun browning and has softened.
  • In a nonstick pan, preheat the butter over medium heat. Fry the halloumi for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the cheese has browned. Set aside.
  • Spread the almonds out across a baking tray then roast for 6-10 minutes. When they’re done set them aside.
  • Mix together the tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and apple cider vinegar to create the dressing.
  • Add the watercress to a bowl then top with the roasted pumpkin, halloumi, almonds, and avocado. Drizzle the dressing over the top to serve.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Keto Roasted Pumpkin & Halloumi Salad
Amount per Serving
Calories
577
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
45
g
69
%
Saturated Fat
 
17
g
106
%
Cholesterol
 
15
mg
5
%
Sodium
 
1086
mg
47
%
Potassium
 
718
mg
21
%
Carbohydrates
 
28
g
9
%
Fiber
 
5
g
21
%
Sugar
 
4
g
4
%
Protein
 
19
g
38
%
Vitamin A
 
5565
IU
111
%
Vitamin C
 
57
mg
69
%
Calcium
 
704
mg
70
%
Iron
 
8
mg
44
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword American, Break-Fast Meal, Light Meal
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Jason Fung, MD

By Jason Fung, MD

Jason Fung, M.D., is a Toronto-based nephrologist (kidney specialist) and a world leading expert in intermittent fasting and low-carb diets.

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