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Category: Salads

Pumpkin Patch Salad

It doesn't seem right to serve an ordinary dinner on Halloween when you can have some fun. Here's a meal that brings the goblin spirit to the table. For this soup, use a small ghost-shaped cookie cutter or a pair ... Read more

Total time: 10 minutes | Serves 4
Note: Some stores sell toasted and salted pepitas, which will save you toasting time.
  • 1/4 cup pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
  • Salt
  • 1 tablespoon minced shallot
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • Pepper
  • 6 tablespoons sunflower oil
  • 6 cups Bibb lettuce
  • 1 cup orange cherry tomatoes

Step 1Spray a small skillet with cooking spray and place it over high heat. Add the pumpkin seeds and sprinkle lightly with salt. When the first pumpkin seed pops, after about 50 to 60 seconds, stir the seeds until they are slightly browned, 1 minute. Set the seeds aside on a paper towel.

Step 2Mix the shallot, vinegar and salt and pepper to taste in a small bowl. Whisk in the oil.

Step 3Place the lettuce in a bowl. Scatter the tomatoes and pepitas over the lettuce. Drizzle with dressing.

Each serving:
250 calories; 305 mg sodium; 0 cholesterol; 25 grams fat; 3 grams saturated fat; 6 grams carbohydrates; 4 grams protein; 1.67 grams fiber.
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