Roasted squash salad

Roasted Squash Salad with Chilli, Pumpkin Seeds & Feta Cheese is good for a healthy immune system and everyday training.

At Go Faster Food we are passionate about the vital role healthy eating & good food plays in fuelling our busy lives. Brimming with energy-boosting vitamins and phytonutritents, this delicious salad will put a smile on your face and super-charge you through your training.

Nutrition per serving

Energy (kcal)305 Protein (g) 9

Carbohydrate (g) 23 Fat (g) 22

Of which sugars (g) 6 Of which saturates (g) 6

Salt (g) 1 Fibre (g) 1


Ingredients to Serve 4

1 medium ‘queen’ squash

50g pumpkin seeds

1 tbsp olive oil

100g rocket leaves or similar peppery-tasting salad leaves

Sea salt and freshly ground black estle & mortar

1 small red chill, seeds removed and very finely chopped

100g feta cheese, crumbled

2 tbsp fresh coriander leaves, roughly chopped

1 tbsp white balsamic wine vinegar

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil or pumpkin seed oil


Prep time: 5 mins

Cook time: 30 mins


  1. Heat the oven to 200°C/400°F/gas mark 6.
  2. Peel the squash, cut it in half and scoop out the seeds. Cut it lengthways, into wedges. Place the squash wedges in a bowl, drizzle over the oil and shake around so that they are well-coated with the oil. Lay the wedges onto a baking tray, sprinkle with a large pinch of sea salt, a few grinds of black pepper and the crushed cumin seeds. Roast in the oven for about 25 minutes, until soft and slightly caramelised. Remove from the oven and leave to cool.
  3. Reduce the oven temperature to 160°C/325°F/gas mark 3. Roast the pumpkin seeds on a flat baking sheet for 5 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool.
  4. Arrange the salad leaves on a large, flat serving dish. Lay the squash slices on top and scatter with the pumpkin seeds, feta cheese, red chilli and coriander leaves. Whisk together the oil and vinegar with a pinch of sea salt and drizzle over the salad just before serving.

Recipe courtesy of Kate Percy’s ‘Go Faster Food’. For more delicious recipes to power your active lifestyle, subscribe to gofasterfood.com, get ‘Go Faster Food’ or ‘Go Faster Food for Kids’ on Amazon, or follow Kate on twitter @gofasterfood.