Roast pumpkin and charred onion salad

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This autumnal roast pumpkin salad recipe from MasterChef presenter John Torode comprises meltingly soft pumpkin, curd cheese and roasted onions.

First published in 2015

Sweet, bitter and a little salty, that’s what I think makes this salad a bit different. It may sound autumnal but it can be served warm or cold all year round with the squashes that are in season. Make it posh or not – serve it up in a big bowl or be creative and make a pretty plate of it.

Recipe taken from John's book, My Kind of Food: Recipes I Love to Cook at Home(published by Headline, September 2015).





Preheat the oven to 220°C/gas mark 7
Rub a large ovenproof frying pan with a little bit of oil (an ovenproof one saves on washing up). Put the onions, cut-side down, into the pan and fry over a high heat for a good 5 minutes, without moving them, until coloured
In a large bowl, toss the pumpkin with the remaining oil and season with salt and pepper. Add to the pan of onions. Now you can move the onions. Give the pan a good shake so the onions come free and the pumpkin is mixed in
Put the pan into the oven and roast for 25 minutes, until the pumpkin is golden and dark on the outside
Take the pan out of the oven, pour the veg into a serving bowl, dot the curd cheese over the vegetables in splodges, season with black pepper and salt, drizzle with olive oil and toss the parsley over the top. Done
First published in 2015

John Torode is one of the UK's best loved chefs and is known to millions as the judge of BBC One's Masterchef, Celebrity Masterchef and Junior Masterchef.

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