Warm winter salad of fennel and pumpkin

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A warming and delicious winter recipe.

Warm winter salad of fennel and pumpkin
Photo: Quentin Jones

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp canola oil
  • 750g butternut pumpkin (peeled and thinly sliced)
  • 1 bunch watercress sprigs
  • 1 bulb fennel (thinly sliced)
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp red-wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp orange juice,
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • sea salt

Method

Heat canola oil over high heat in a large heavy-based pan.

Cook butternut pumpkin (peeled and thinly sliced) for 3-5 minutes, turning once.

Place 1 watercress sprigs on a platter and top with pumpkin slices. Top pumpkin with fennel (thinly sliced).

Toast 2 tbsp sesame seeds in a frying pan over low heat until golden.

Place 1 tbsp canola oil, 1 tbsp red-wine vinegar, 1 tbsp orange juice, 1 tsp honey, 1 pinch cayenne pepper and sea salt to taste in a saucepan. Stir over low heat until smooth, then drizzle dressing over salad and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

To serve 

Serve with mash and roast chicken.

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