Grilled pumpkin with green pumpkin seed dressing

Grilled pumpkin with green pumpkin seed dressing


  1. Toss the pumpkin slices in the olive oil and season well. Toast the pumpkin seeds in a pan over a medium heat for 5 minutes until they start to pop.
  2. Allow to cool and place in a blender with the rest of the dressing ingredients. Blitz together, adding a little water until the mixture is easy to pour. Season well.
  3. Cook the pumpkin slices by grilling or roasting. A contact grill is useful or the pumpkin can be cooked on a griddle plate for a few minutes either side until tender. If roasting, cook in a medium oven for about 30 minutes.
  4. To serve, arrange the pumpkin slices and drizzle with the dressing. Optional – sprinkle with cooked corn and goat’s cheese.

Recipe from Liz Earle. The autumn 2015 edition of the Liz Earle Wellbeing magazine is available now from



Pumpkin helps keep energy levels stedy and is full of lutein, which helps heart health


8 slices of pumpkin or squash, about ½–1cm thick
1 tbsp olive oil
Salt & pepper
For the dressing:
100g pumpkin seeds
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 green tomatoes (or tomatillos), chopped
2 Cos lettuce leaves, chopped
1 tbsp coriander, chopped
1 tbsp mint, chopped
2 tbsp rapeseed oil
2 green chillies, roughly chopped
Salt & pepper


Time: 15 minutes
Serves: 1-2
Nutrition: n/a