Blah Blah Blah……You know I heart my veggies.

And pepitas (aka shelled pumpkin seeds) are my latest obsession. And a pumpkin seed recipe is always a good recipe, according to moi.

The crunch is awesome and their mild creamy flavor is a perfect touch. They’re like mini croutons without the wheat. Pretty neat!


The key to this detox bowl is to keep it simple.

Roast that cauliflower.

Chop those red onions.

Steam up that corn.

Toss that peppery arugula.

And you are D.O.N.E.



Drizzle on your dressing and throw your toasted pepitas on top and you’re ready for a fun night of flavor.

This is quite possibly the greatest thing to eat before Thanksgiving.

In my book, nothing tops a big bowl o’ veggies.

Just sayin’.




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Roasted Root Veggies with Toasted Pepitas Detox Bowl
Serves: 4
Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, Vegan
Author: Amie Valpone
Recipe type: Entree



  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, toss cauliflower, 1 Tbsp. olive oil, cumin, chili powder, sea salt and pepper. Transfer to a baking sheet and roast for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  3. Remove from oven; set aside for 10 minutes to cool.
  4. Meanwhile, steam corn in a steamer basket over medium heat on the stove top until tender, about 4 minutes.
  5. In a large bowl, toss roasted cauliflower, corn, onion and arugula; set aside.
  6. In a small bowl, whisk vinegar, lemon juice, lemon zest, sea salt, pepper and remaining 2 Tbsp. olive oil; drizzle over cauliflower mixture. Transfer to serving bowl; garnish with pepitas and serve warm or at room temperature.
Nutrition Facts
Roasted Root Veggies with Toasted Pepitas Detox Bowl
Amount Per Serving
Calories 232 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 58mg3%
Potassium 697mg20%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 447IU9%
Vitamin C 77mg93%
Calcium 68mg7%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



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  1. 4 stars
    Came here from the Enjoy Life contest over at FB. I’m not a fan of red onions, especially raw red onions, but I love a good bowl of veggies. I’d make this sans the onions and gobble it right up!

  2. This looks fantastic. I’m also recently obsessed with pumpkin seeds! I need texture and crunch in my meals and this is a great way to do it.