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Pumpkin and bacon salad

  • Gluten Free Diet

    Excludes foods containing gluten, such as wheat, barley, rye and their by-products.

  • Egg Free Diet

    It is usually followed when someone is allergic to this food.

  • Low in Sugars Diet

    Limits all sources of added sugars and encourages the reduction of high-carbohydrate (high glycemic index) foods. A claim that a food can be classified as LS can be made when it contains less than 5 gr of sugars per 100 gr of solid food or 2.5 gr of sugars per 100 ml of liquid food.

Pumpkin and bacon salad

Method

For the salad

  • Preheat the oven to 200ο C (390ο F) set to fan.
  • Remove the seeds of the pumpkin and leave the skin on. Then, cut it into wedges and place them, skin side down, into a baking pan. 
  • Add olive oil, salt, pepper, rosemary, the cloves of garlic whole, and bake for 25-35 minutes. 
  • Place a frying pan over high heat and add the bacon. Sauté for 1-2 minutes on each side, until golden brown. Remove and cut it into strips. 

For the dressing

  • In a serving bowl add the mustard, the honey, the tahini, the vinegar, and mix.
  • Add the olive oil very slowly and whisk constantly until the dressing thickens. Add salt, pepper, and mix.

To assemble

  • Put the salad into the bowl, add the pumpkin, the bacon, the cherry tomatoes, and the smoked cheese cut into cubes. 
  • Mix and serve. 
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Nutritional
Chart

Nutrition information per portion

192
Calories (kcal)
10 %

Calories

Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

14.0
Total Fat (g)
20 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

3.6
Saturated Fat (g)
18 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

8.1
Total Carbs (g)
3 %

Carbohydrates

The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

5.4
Sugars (g)
6 %

Sugars

Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

6.9
Protein (g)
14 %

Protein

It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

1.9
Fibre (g)
8 %

Fibers

They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

1.0
Sodium (g)
17 %

Salt

A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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