The pumpkin is a true fall classic, and for good reason. The vegetables are not only tasty, but also super healthy. Most people almost immediately associate the pumpkin with Halloween. Yet the pumpkin is much more than a cheerful decoration. Pumpkin is a real superfood! Pumpkin is rich in vitamins A, C, E, B6, B11 (folic acid) and minerals such as potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron and phosphorus. A very high content of vitamin A and antioxidants (vitamins C and E) ensures a strong immune system and reduces the risk of diseases of affluence. Folic acid (B11) is an important player in the vitamin B complex and ensures a healthy nervous system and a strong immune system. It also plays an important role in the formation of red blood cells and DNA. So plenty of reasons to eat pumpkin. We have selected 5 delicious recipes with pumpkin! That's going to be fun.
Roasted pumpkin hummus
This pumpkin hummus is easy to make and very healthy. Place the pumpkin, chickpeas (250 grams), garlic clove, teaspoon cumin and some parsley in a food processor and grind coarsely. Add lemon juice and grind again. Add as much oil as needed for a smooth puree. Season with salt and pepper. Then roast this for 25 minutes in a preheated oven (180 degrees).
Spicy Thai Pumpkin Soup with Red Curry
Spicy Thai Pumpkin Soup with Red Curry is a delicious dish for this time when summer is disappearing to make way for fall. Easy to make and on the table within 30 minutes. Peel the butternut squash and cut it into small cubes. Roughly chop the onion and slice or crush the garlic cloves. Fry the onion in a soup pot with a little oil. Then add the garlic, pumpkin and red curry paste. Stir everything well. Add the stock and bring to a boil. Let it simmer for about 15 minutes or until the pumpkin is tender and tender. Time to puree! The easiest way to do this is with a stick blender, but you can also use a blender! Do you think the soup is still too thick? Then add some water or stock. Serve in a nice bowl and finish with a splash of coconut milk and some coriander leaves!
Grilled pumpkin from the oven
Grilled pumpkin from the oven with rosemary and fresh garlic. A really delicious combination. And it's super easy to make too. Preheat the oven to 220 degrees, cut the pumpkin in half and scoop out the flesh with a spoon. Cut the two halves into half moons (leave the skin on). Line a baking tray with baking foil and place the pumpkin on it, add the loose cloves of garlic to the pumpkin and roughly pull the leaves from the rosemary stalks and divide over the pumpkin. Pour over the olive oil and lemon juice and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss everything together and place in the oven for 40 minutes. Turn it over halfway through.
This pumpkin smoothie should of course not be missing. Tasty and healthy!
What do you need?
150 g steamed orange pumpkin* (this is a good handful) 1 (frozen) banana 1 scoop Ekopura
250 ml plant-based milk 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp vanilla powder pinch of ginger powder pinch of salt Throw all ingredients in your blender and go! Blend until you have a creamy, smooth smoothie.
Couscous with pumpkin and feta
Couscous is very versatile; you can combine it with many ingredients and eat it both cold and hot. And another big plus: it is very easy and super quick to prepare! The recipe for this pumpkin and feta cheese couscous contains many different flavors. The combination of pumpkin with feta cheese is always delicious and the mint leaves make the dish a bit fresher.
So you can vary a lot with pumpkin. Do you have another pumpkin recipe? Let us know.