Lunch time! And to celebrate, something really special – fig and pumpkin salad! Brimming with toasted nuts and herbs and accompanied by some dark chocolate, this is one of the most boldly flavoured lunchboxes i’ve made here at Lettuce Lunch! In fact i’d almost go as far as to say adults-only. Lettuce Lunch after dark? I suppose there’s nothing too scandalous here other than some very mature flavours. If you have smart kids that happen to like super dark chocolate and eating figs in their salad then more power to them, they could probably enjoy this lunchbox as much as anyone else. I know as a kid I was just happy with a roll-up and apple slices – fig salad being perhaps a touch beyond my limited palette at the time. That said, something must have eventually clicked because here we are – what a lunchbox this was!
So roast up some pumpkin and give it a try. You’ve got all these super hearty flavours mingling with toasty, savoury crunch from the almonds. If you’re going to make it, go the whole way and toast the nuts – totally worth it. Spoil yourself with dark chocolate and soya crisps – alright, so this isn’t the usual green goddess lunchbox, but you know, sometimes you have to treat yourself! Life hack: focus on the fruit and the broccolini section and you can trick yourself into thinking this lunchbox will provide a net gain in regards to health. It can be our little secret, I won’t tell – promise! In any case, the fig and pumpkin salad lunchbox is a winner – give it a try and let us know what you think!
- Fig, pumpkin, kidney beans, almonds, tofutti cream cheese, pine nuts, rosemary, parsley
- Strawberries, raspberries, rockmelon, blueberries, starfruit
- Broccolini, spinach
- Dark chocolate
- Soya crisps
For this lunch we used the Planetbox Rover. It’s dishwasher safe, stainless steel, and has room for all our favourite snacks! Click here for details.