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Pumpkin fatteh

Australian Gourmet Traveller recipe for pumpkin fatteh.

  • 25 mins preparation
  • 50 mins cooking plus soaking, cooling
  • Serves 4
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Pumpkin fatteh
"My husband took me to Sefa Kitchen in Bondi last week and we ate a really delicious salad of pumpkin, chickpeas and mint. I would love to make it at home."
Susie Lee, North Bondi, NSW
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  • 1 kg Jap pumpkin, cut into thin wedges
  • 50 ml olive oil
  • 200 gm dried chickpeas, soaked overnight in cold water, drained
  • 50 gm pine nuts
  • 1 piece Lebanese flatbread
  • 200 gm Greek-style yoghurt
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • ½ cup (loosely packed) each flat-leaf parsley and mint
  • 1 tbsp black sesame seeds
Lemon dressing
  • 100 ml extra-virgin olive oil
  • 50 ml grapeseed oil
  • 25 ml lemon juice
  • 25 ml white wine vinegar
  • Pinch of caster sugar


  • 1
    Preheat oven to 200C. Toss pumpkin and oil in a bowl to coat, season to taste, scatter on oven trays lined with baking paper and roast until golden and tender (40-45 minutes). Set aside.
  • 2
    Cook chickpeas in a large saucepan of simmering water over medium heat until tender (40-45 minutes). Drain well and set aside to cool.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, scatter pine nuts over 2 oven trays, add flatbread and roast, shaking occasionally, until pine nuts are golden and flatbread is crisp (3-5 minutes). Set aside to cool, then break flatbread into pieces and set aside.
  • 4
    Stir yoghurt and lemon juice in a bowl to combine, season to taste and set aside.
  • 5
    For lemon dressing, whisk ingredients in a bowl, season to taste and set aside.
  • 6
    Place pumpkin, chickpeas, pine nuts, flatbread and herbs in a large bowl, drizzle lemon dressing over, season to taste and gently toss to combine. Arrange on a platter, top with a few dollops of yoghurt, scatter with black sesame seeds and serve with extra yoghurt.


Note You'll need to begin this recipe a day ahead to soak the chickpeas.