Roast Pumpkin & Chickpea Toast

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My goal this year is to make more plant-based meals and this one definitely hits the spot! Pumpkin is beautifully sweet when roasted and pairs nicely with crunchy chickpeas. Pile it all on a piece of your favourite bread and you’ve got yourself a tasty balanced meal.

Cinnamon Roast Pumpkin

  • 1 butternut squash, peeled and cut into cubes
  • 3 tbsp olive oil, melted butter or coconut oil
  • 1 tsp cinnamon (optional, but adds a lovely flavour)
  • Pinch of sea salt

Crunchy Chickpeas

  • 1 400g can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • Pinch of chilli flakes (optional)
  • 2 tbsp garlic infused olive oil
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper

To Serve

  • 4 slices good quality sourdough or gluten free bread, toasted
  • Baby spinach
  • Sliced avocado
  • Dukkah or toasted sesame seeds

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees celcius. Line 2 oven trays with non-stick baking paper.
  2. Combine roast pumpkin ingredients in a bowl and toss together to coat.
  3. Combine crunchy chickpea ingredients in a seperate bowl and toss together to coat
  4. Spread pumpkin out on one baking tray, and the chickpeas out on the second baking tray
  5. Roast in preheated oven for 45 minutes, tossing halfway through. The pumpkin should be tender when done and the chickpeas should be hard and crunchy.
  6. To serve lightly smash some of the roast pumpkin on top of your sourdough or gluten free bread, top with baby spinach leaves, sliced avocado and crunchy chickpeas and enjoy!

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