Le Artisan Boulangerie X Kitchen Therapy X The Kitchen Trail X Spotted Cow Fromagerie


This is a healthy, satisfying salad that has the power to stand on its own as a meal – and I say this with full confidence. Organic black rice which is in itself a nutritious powerhouse, tossed with roasted pumpkin cubes is a lethal combination for energy levels and nutritious goodness. Adding chopped dates, almonds and pomegranate arils level up the quotient. Chevre cheese by Spotted Cow Fromagerie – rounds it all up together for the taste buds.

The dressing is the thing of beauty here – orange juice + pomegranate juice and marinated onions along with the regulars – a simple concoction, but does full justice to the good soulful medley.

The Recipe


  • • 2 cups cooked black rice
  • • 250g pumpkin, cubed and roasted with salt
  • • 1 pomegranate
  • • 1/3 cup chopped almonds
  • • handful chopped dates
  • • ½ cup fresh mint leaves
  • • handful of crumbled Chevre by Spotted Cow Fromagerie
  • Dressing:
  • • ¼ cup pomegranate juice
  • • ¼ cup orange juice
  • • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • • 1 small onion finely chopped onion
  • • 1 tsp salt
  • • 1 tsp pepper


  • • Stir the dressing ingredients together and keep refrigerated in an air tight container until ready to serve
  • • Toss the salad ingredients together and serve cold with dressing

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