This beautiful roast pumpkin spinach feta salad is our favorite seasonal 30-minute dinner!
It works for weeknights as well as a crowd-pleasing addition to any holiday spread and is bursting with flavors and textures.
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With a little bit of meal prep, you can put this meal together in even less than 30 minutes — plus, it works wonderfully for any leftovers you may have!
You’ll love the fall-inspired components, from pumpkin to roasted onion, walnuts and fresh greens.
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- 30 minutes from start to finish
- Naturally gluten-free, dairy-free & vegan
- Endlessly customizable
- Really healthy yet comforting
- Bursting with color & flavor
- Seasonal side or main dish
The combination of crunchy greens that are slathered in sweet and tangy mustard dressing together with tender roasted pumpkin, caramelized pear and herbed tofu feta is just one of a kind and will swoon any dinner guest!
- Hokkaido Pumpkin — bright, orange and so delicious.
- Pears — roasted to caramelized perfection, they taste fantastic!
- Red Onions — these also get roasted along with the pumpkin and pears.
- Tofu Feta — briny, zingy and protein-packed add-in!
- Spinach & Arugula — our greens of choice for this seasonal salad.
- Toppings — our favorites are toasted walnuts, pomegranate seeds and mint leaves.
- Vegan Honey Mustard — the sweet, creamy and tangy dressing that brings all of the other flavors together wonderfully!
You can find more ideas for what to add to your roasted pumpkin feta salad below to easily create your own perfect version of this colorful bowl!
How to make pumpkin spinach feta salad
1. Roast pumpkin, onion & pears
Preheat your oven to 400° F (200° C) and line a baking tray with parchment paper. Wash and slice the pumpkin, pears and onion, then arrange them in a single layer on your prepared tray.
Put everything into the oven for around 20-25 minutes, or until your produce has become golden, tender and fragrant! At this point, remove your tray from the oven and let the plant-based goodness cool slightly before assembling your pumpkin feta salad.
By the way, you can simply add your favorite nuts to the baking tray for the last 5 minutes to have a delicious toasted, crunchy topping!
2. Prepare spinach & arugula
While your veggies and pears are in the oven, wash your leafy greens and place them into a large bowl (or several smaller bowls).
3. Make the dressing
Combine Dijon mustard, vegan yogurt, maple syrup, lemon juice, salt and garlic powder in a small bowl and whisk until smooth.
Adjust to taste preferences, then set aside.
4. Assemble the salad
Finally, you can add your warm roasted pumpkin slices, onion and pears to your prepared spinach and arugula. Top with vegan tofu feta, pomegranate seeds, fresh mint and toasted walnuts.
Drizzle with vegan honey mustard dressing and enjoy immediately!
Storage & prep
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You can put this beautiful pumpkin spinach feta salad together even quicker if you prepare some of the components ahead of time!
The mustard dressing and tofu feta can be stored in the fridge for up to one week and you can even pre-roast the veggies!
Just let them cool and store in the fridge for 2-3 days, then reheat once you’re ready to enjoy this salad.
Any leftovers if the assembled salad can be kept in the fridge for around 3 days, although it would be best to store the delicate greens separately from the dressing to avoid a soggy mess.
Adjustments & substitutions
Roasted vegetables: eggplant, beetroot or bell peppers
Add-ins: dried cranberries, almonds, pumpkin seeds, pecans or apple slices
Protein: chickpeas, cannellini beans or brown lentils
Grains: farro, quinoa, millet, buckwheat, bulgur or couscous
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More dressing ideas
- Tofu ranch
- Garlic yogurt sauce
- Blueberry vinaigrette
- Balsamic date dressing
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More vegan fall recipes
- Warm Lentil Kale Salad
- Chickpea Meatloaf
- Vegan Pumpkin Brownies
- Sugar-Free Apple Crumble
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