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Vegan pumpkin and falafel salad with harissa dressing

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  • Dairy free
  • Egg free
  • Gluten free
  • Lactose free
  • Peanut free
  • Soy free
  • Wheat free
  • Shellfish free
  • Seafood free
  • No added sugar
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • High in dietary fibre
  • High in protein
  • Over 4 serves veg or fruit

Loaded with sweet roasted veg, this vibrant falafel salad is substantial enough for a weeknight dinner.

  • Serves4
  • Cook time20 minutes
  • Prep time10 minutes
Vegan pumpkin and falafel salad with harissa dressing


  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) extra virgin olive oil
  • 1kg Kent pumpkin, skin on, cut into thin wedges
  • 350g pkt Coles Australian Baby Capsicums, quartered, seeded
  • 225g pkt sesame falafel balls
  • 1 cup (280g) unsweetened coconut yoghurt
  • 1 tsp harissa paste or powder
  • 1 tbs lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup (45g) pistachios, chopped
  • 120g Coles Australian Baby Spinach
  • 110g split green olives
  • Lemon wedges, to serve

Nutritional information

Per Serve: Energy: 2698kJ/645 Cals (31%), Protein: 13g (26%), Fat: 50g (71%), Sat Fat: 14g (58%), Carb: 30g (10%), Sugar: 18g (20%), Dietary Fibre: 18g (60%), Sodium: 921mg (46%).

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  1. Step 1

    Combine garlic and oil in a large shallow baking dish. Add the pumpkin and capsicum, tossing to coat. Season.

  2. Step 2

    Preheat a barbecue grill or chargrill on medium. Cook pumpkin, turning, for 15 mins, adding the capsicum in the last 3-4 mins, or until charred and tender.

  3. Step 3

    Meanwhile, cook the falafel following packet directions. Combine the yoghurt, harissa paste or powder and lemon juice in a bowl. Top with half the pistachio.

  4. Step 4

    Arrange the spinach, pumpkin, capsicum and falafel on a serving platter. Sprinkle with the olives and remaining pistachio. Serve with the yoghurt mixture and lemon wedges.

Recipe tip

Clever storage:
Add a layer of oil to leftover harissa paste to keep it fresh, then store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.