a bowl of pumpkin salad.

I know you are going to love this roasted pumpkin salad. Honestly, it is one of those easy keto side recipes that really impresses.

I love a recipe that has minimal steps and this one only has 4 steps to create an amazing keto salad perfect for any day of the week.

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Why we Love this recipe

This dish is a great vegan keto dish (sans cheese). It is quick, minimal fuss, and is just as good hot or cold. Exactly what I love in a good recipe.

The Ingredients

loads of small bowls of ingredients for a salad.

Just a few ingredients used in our keto pumpkin salad but it is definitely worth researching your varieties of pumpkin.

Pumpkin – I find our social groups often have members asking is pumpkin keto.

I always have a bit of laugh as realistically a lot of foods can be consumed on a ketogenic diet and you will still maintain a state of ketosis.

Some pumpkin varieties can be very high in carbs but for this keto roast pumpkin recipe, I use a Jap pumpkin that is lower in carbs and delicious!

How to Make it

pumpkin on a baking tray.

Preheat the oven to 200°C fan forced (220°C static or 400°F). Toss the pumpkin in the avocado oil and za’atar seasoning. Bake for 20-25 minutes adding the pine nuts in the last 3 minutes of baking.

sour cream and spices in a white bowl.

While the pumpkin is baking add all the dressing ingredients to a small bowl.

A lemon and sour cream dressing in a bowl

Whish the dressing until smooth. Add a little water to thin out if required.

Pumpkin salad bowl.

Pile the salad ingredients into a large salad bowl, platter, or individual bowls. Top with roasted pumpkin and toasted pine nuts.

Hot Tips and FAQs

Is pumpkin keto friendly?

In this recipe, I use either Jap or Jarrahdale pumpkin. Using the Food Standards Australia Calculator information this particular variety of pumpkin has only 6g available carbohydrates per 100g. I believe a lot of lists omit pumpkin as there are a lot of high sugar pumpkin (or squash) varieties that have a much higher sugar count. Using these varieties significantly lowers carbs. For me, this pumpkin is keto friendly.

How long does the roasted pumpkin salad keep after assembly?

I would aim to consume within 24-36 hours if you assemble the whole salad. Alternatively, keep the ingredients separated and make the salad to serve. Pumpkin will keep for 3 days after baking.

More Recipes to Try

If you are after some more quick and easy keto meals and sides here are just a few of my favourites.

  1. Keto Beef and Broccoli
  2. Cauliflower Mac and Cheese
  3. Keto Omelette
  4. Sous Vide Wagyu Steak
  5. Keto Mushroom Sauce
  6. Creamy Cauliflower Mash

Browse our full collection of basics and sides

Beef salad in a bowl.

For a delicious complete keto meal add some sliced charred sous vide wagyu beef or serve wrapped with our amazing Keto Soft Wraps. If you would love to join in the fun and games in our keto community then please find us on Facebook or Instagram. Share your story and your pics of your amazing keto creations.

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16 responses to “Keto Roasted Pumpkin Salad with Lemon Yogurt”

  1. Nancy

    5 stars
    Wow this recipe was super tasty and easy to make!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      It sure is!

  2. Tennielle B

    5 stars
    Incredibly delicious!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Good to hear you enjoyed it!

  3. Angela

    5 stars
    This looks amazing! The pumpkin with the Za’atar seasoning is the perfect combination. Thanks for the great recipe!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      It is a match made in heaven Angela.

  4. Biana

    5 stars
    This pumpkin salad looks delicious! What a great dish to serve during fall.

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      It is so good Briana!

  5. Denay DeGuzman

    5 stars
    This beautiful fall salad is packed with delicious flavors and textures. We enjoyed it for lunch this afternoon. It was so awesome I shared the recipe with a friend!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      I am so happy to hear you enjoyed it Denay.

  6. Sara Welch

    5 stars
    This was such a unique and unexpected recipe! Love the roasted pumpkin but am going to give your other suggestions a try too; sounds too good to pass up, indeed!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Try it Sara and I am sure you will love it.

  7. Cathleen

    5 stars
    Now this is my kind of salad! Perfect for the fall, thanks so much for the recipe 🙂

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      You are very welcome Cathleen

  8. Chef Dennis

    5 stars
    This looks absolutely yummy!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      It is so good Dennis!

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