Recipe: nutrient-packed savoury pumpkin detox bowl

Detox bowl, detox recipe, savoury recipe

This delicious combination of ingredients makes for a nutritious lunch or dinner, it tastes amazing and contains many benefits. It proves that you can still enjoy a bowl of yummy whole foods while detoxifying your system, without drinking a single a juice.

This bowl of goodness is high in fibre, can help lower cholesterol, regulate blood sugar, support your immune system and is anti-inflammatory. So go on, try this dish tonight and let it work its magic.

Detox Bowl Detox bowl, detox recipe, savoury recipe

Serves: 1 person

Time: 40 minutes

Contains: Vitamins A, B-group, C and E, carotenoids, flavonoids and other phytochemicals, manganese, copper, fibre. 


  • 300g butternut pumpkin, peeled, deseeded and cut into bite-size chunks
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, plus extra for drizzling
  • sea salt flakes
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 160g giant (Israeli) couscous
  • 375ml chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • a handful of rocket
  • a handful of dried cranberries
  • a handful of pecan nuts, chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F.
  2. Place the pumpkin on a baking tray, drizzle with olive oil and season.
  3. Roast for 20–30 minutes, or until tender and slightly caramelised. Place the couscous in a pan, add 1 tablespoon of oil and stir over a medium-high heat until toasted.
  4. Add the stock, bring to the boil, then reduce the heat to low and cover.
  5. Cook for 15 minutes, or until the stock is absorbed. Whisk together the remaining oil, lemon, mustard, salt and pepper.
  6. When the couscous is cooked, remove from the heat, add the rocket and stir through until wilted.
  7. Add the dressing, cranberries, pecans and pumpkin.

Images and text from Cooking With Superfoods by Sue Quinn. Published by Hachette Australia, RRP$14.99, available now.