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Sumac Roasted Pumpkin

This side dish is perfect for a family style dinner
Course Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Middle Eastern, Worldwide
Keyword Labneh, Roasted Pumpkin, Spiced Pumpkin, Sumac Pumpkin
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Labneh 1 day
Total Time 1 day 40 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 243kcal
Author AnotherFoodBlogger



  • 500 g pumpkin cut in 2 large wedges
  • 2 tbsp sumac
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper


  • 500 g whole milk yoghurt
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice


  • 50 g hazelnuts
  • 1 handful parsley chopped
  • 2 tbsp pomegranate seeds



  • Mix all the ingredients together. Place in muslin cloth or towel and hang over a bowl in the fridge for 24hrs


  • Roast hazelnuts in oven @ 180c for 10 minutes. Wrap in a cloth and massage to remove skin. Chop roughly.


  • Oil the pumpkin and then rub seasoning and sumac in. Bake in oven for 20 minutes @ 180c. After 20 minutes drizzle in honey and roast for a further 10 minutes.


  • Place labneh on center of plate and swirl to make a "pool"of labneh. Place pumpkin on top and then scatter chopped hazelnuts, pomegranate and parsley over. I like to use maldon salt to finish too but it's not "essential"



Essential Tools

  • mixing bowl
  • mixing spoon
  • sieve
  • muslin cloth
  • baking sheet x 2
  • chopping board
  • chef knives


  • you can cut the pumpkin into smaller pieces to cook quicker but I like the large format and the simplicity of big wedges
  • labneh can be hung for anywhere from a couple hours to 48hrs. I find 24hrs is my sweet spot for a thick creamy yoghurt cheese
  • if sumac isn't available to you then you can rub the pumpkin in oil & chili flakes and finish with a squeeze of lime for something different
  • keep an eye on the hazelnuts as they will burn easily. I set my alarm for 8 minutes and assess at that point. Don't wanna burn your nuts........


Calories: 243kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 641mg | Potassium: 721mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 10850IU | Vitamin C: 16.4mg | Calcium: 192mg | Iron: 1.7mg