Spiced Pumpkin with Goat Cheese and Lentils

Spiced Pumpkin with Goat Cheese and Lentils
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Spiced Pumpkin with Goat Cheese and Lentils

Ashley Fahr

Spiced Pumpkin with Goat Cheese and Lentils

Full of earthy and aromatic spices, this dish is simple to make and provides a hearty dinner or a side dish for fish or roasted meats. We used golden lentils in this recipe, but you're welcome to use any other kind that you like. Alternatively, if you lean on the salty side of things, you can always swap the goat cheese for some feta (preferably Bulgarian). 

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For the pumpkin:

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Combine all of the ingredients together, then place on a baking sheet. Roast in the oven for about 35-40 minutes, until soft but not falling apart. 

For the lentils:

Meanwhile, add the olive oil to a saucepan and warm over medium heat. When hot, add the garlic and cook for a minute or 2, then add the lentils and the water and bring to a boil. Add the ginger and cumin and stir. Once boiling, lower the heat and bring them to a simmer and cover. 

When most of the water is absorbed, add the lemon juice and serrano, stirring to combine. When finished, remove the lentils from the heat and place into a serving bowl. Add the goat cheese, salt, and pepper, to taste and top with the roasted pumpkin. Sprinkle with the mint and serve. 


Calories per serving:

345 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Balanced, High Fiber Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Pork Free, Alcohol Free, No Sugar Added, Kosher

Daily value:



  • Fat 11g 17%
  • Carbs 49g 16%
  • Saturated 3g 17%
  • Fiber 12g 46%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 7g
  • Monounsaturated 6g
  • Polyunsaturated 1g
  • Protein 17g 34%
  • Cholesterol 7mg 2%
  • Sodium 667mg 28%
  • Calcium 110mg 11%
  • Magnesium 80mg 20%
  • Potassium 801mg 23%
  • Iron 7mg 42%
  • Zinc 2mg 15%
  • Phosphorus 251mg 36%
  • Vitamin A 1,489µg 165%
  • Vitamin C 12mg 21%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 33%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 16%
  • Niacin (B3) 2mg 11%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 23%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 256µg 64%
  • Vitamin B12 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin D 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 3mg 17%
  • Vitamin K 40µg 50%
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