Pumpkin-Black Bean Salad

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From the Vitality Food Feature ‘Golden Goblins‘.

Substitute sweet potatoes or squash for the pumpkin, if desired. Use any cooked legume: ­ chickpeas, soybeans, lentils, and beans ­ in this nutritious meat alternative dish.

(Makes: 4 – 6 servings)


  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 2 cups cubed pumpkin flesh
  • 1-1/2 cups cooked black beans
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh savory or oregano
  • 1 Tbsp each: minced ginger root, lemon juice, soy sauce

1) Heat oil in a large skillet, cook onion over medium heat for 5 minutes. Add garlic and pepper; cook another 3 minutes.

2) Stir in all other ingredients, cover, reduce heat to medium-low and cook gently 8 – 10 minutes, until pumpkin is just tender.

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