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Easy peasy dinners: Chicken with roast pumpkin + beetroot salad

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You know I very much dislike the dinner time battle {I wrote about it here} so if there’s anyway I can make it easier on myself {and you!} I’ll jump at it. Coles and I will be working together for the next 12 months to bring you a recipe each month, with a big focus on easy, meals that anyone can create at home. Hopefully your taste-buds are excited already.

To kick off my first recipe, I wanted to bring you something perfect for the warmer weather. This is a salad I’ve made a few times over the past fortnight, and you can change up which vegetables you use, but I really like this combination. Another component of the meal you can switch up is the protein. For this one I used a Moroccan Spiced Chicken from the Coles Grill range {it’s pre-marinated, so jam-packed with flavour and ready for you to cook}. They also do lots of other flavours including Chilli & Teriyaki Prawn skewers, and Tandoori Chicken Drumsticks.


The Moroccan Chicken is easy to barbeque {if you’re allowed near the BBQ, which I’m encouraged not to since failing so many times} or you can pop it in the oven to cook instead.

Now onto the salad.


Roast pumpkin, beetroot, red onion, tomato, rocket, avocado & feta salad

This is so easy. Just pre-heat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Chop your pumpkin and beetroot {use fresh, and peel it before}, and Spanish onion and place it on a baking tray. Throw some cherry tomatoes on as well. Drizzle with olive oil. Cook until vegetables are tender and slightly caramelised {around 30 minutes}. Place rocket in a salad bowl, top with roast vegetables, chopped avocado {in season now} and some marinated feta. I like to spoon some of the oil that the feta is marinating in to give the salad a little more flavour.

It’s really such an easy, flavour-packed meal. You can do double the salad and have it over two nights, and pair it with something else from the Coles Grill range.

What’s your favourite easy dinner?

  • Oh this is such a welcome topic – I have been working on beating my dinner rut lately (so sick of the same meals week in week out). I love the sound of this salad!!

  • Jo

    Oh what perfect timing!!! I’ve recently found out i’m insulin resistant and am struggling to find lovely simple foods i’m allowed to eat!! This salad sounds delish! Think a BBQ is on the cards tomorrow night 🙂

    • Oh welcome to the club. I’m insulin resistant too. xxxx

  • Oh that salad!! All my fave flavours in one delicious little bowl. And there’s nothing better than a BBQ on a hot summer night either. 🙂

    • Agree! I love this time of year for that reason. It’s so easy. 🙂