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5 ideas for dishes with pumpkin in the starring role

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Pumpkin season is in full swing! To make the most of the time through which this vegetable is available, we suggest 5 tasty dishes that will bring out all its aroma. We invite you to cook and wish you delicious!

Pumpkin hummus

Prepare:

  • 1 kg of Hokkaido pumpkin
  • oil
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • salt
  • ½ onion
  • garlic clove
  • 3-4 tablespoons of chopped parsley or cilantro
  • pinch of chili flakes
  • black pepper
  • lemon juice
  • sesame seeds
  • 5 teaspoons of tahini (optional).
  1. Cut the pumpkin into quarters, remove the seeds, and place the flesh on a baking sheet. Drizzle with oil, salt and place in an oven preheated to 220 degrees for 45 minutes.
  2. Chop onion and garlic and fry in oil.When they brown, add chili.
  3. Blend the roasted pumpkin with the oil and tahini paste. Add the fried onions and garlic, salt, pepper and lemon juice to taste.
  4. Transfer the paste to a bowl, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle generously with cilantro or parsley and sesame seeds.

Pumpkin and vegetable casserole

Prepare:

  • pumpkin
  • potato
  • onion
  • carrot
  • celery
  • broccoli
  • kohlrabi
  • egg
  • a bit of cream
  • oil
  • cream cheese.
  1. Peel the onion, cut it into small cubes and fry it in a little oil.
  2. Peel and dice the rest of the vegetables and put them in an ovenproof dish together with the onions.
  3. Pour egg mixed with cream over the vegetables.
  4. Bake the casserole in an oven preheated to 180 degrees for 30 minutes.
  5. After removing from the oven, sprinkle the casserole with grated cheese.

Pumpkin pancakes

Prepare:

  • pumpkin
  • 4 tablespoons of flour
  • half a cup of milk
  • egg
  • salt
  • pepper
  • sour cream.
  1. Grate the pumpkin to get about half a cup of fresh flesh.
  2. Add 4 tablespoons of flour and half a cup of milk to the flesh.
  3. Add an egg and salt and pepper to taste
  4. Fry the pancakes in a frying pan on both sides. After transferring them to a plate, you can top them with sour cream.

Pumpkin roasts

Prepare:

  • pumpkin.
  1. Cut the pumpkin into strips.
  2. Dry the sliced pumpkin in the oven at 60 degrees for 3 hours. The finished chips are recommended to eat alone or with cheese dip.

Pumpkin wine

Prepare:

  • 2.5 kg of peeled pumpkin
  • 1 kg of apples
  • 4 liters of water
  • 20 g of yeast
  • 1 kg of sugar.
  1. Peel the pumpkin and cut it into smaller pieces.
  2. Wash the apples, cut them into smaller pieces and cut out the seed nests.
  3. Grind the pumpkin and apples in a meat grinder.
  4. Pour 3 liters of boiling water over the ground apples and pumpkin in a squishy bowl. Cool, squeeze out the juice and add 20 g of yeast.
  5. Boil the water with sugar, cool it and add it to the squash. Allow to ferment.
  6. When the gas bubbles stop flowing and the yeast and scum sink to the bottom, pour the wine into bottles and cork it.
  7. If the wine becomes cloudy, pour it again into other bottles. Drink only after it has fully clarified.

main photo: unsplash.com/Kerde Severin

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