In my home town, near San Francisco, orange and black is bursting forth and its not just because the Giants won the World Series. Halloween pumpkins have arrived! These colorful gourds come in all different shapes, colors and sizes, but they're not just for decorating. Pumpkins are a delicious base in many savory dishes. A simple one-cup serving gives almost double the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of Beta-Carotene, not to mention vitamin C, niacin, phosphorus, potassium and fiber too. Look for smaller pumpkins with minimal blemishes. They should be heavy for their size with stems intact. Pumpkin can be boiled, baked or steamed. Instead of tossing the pumpkin seeds, roast them for a delicious snack or topping. Cook double or triple the amount you need for your recipe and freeze the rest. Enjoy each bite of these savory pumpkin recipes.
Slow Cooker White Bean Pumpkin Soup
Pumpkin & Lentil Curry
Curried Pumpkin, Beef and Acorn squash
Thanksgiving Casserole Stuffed pumpkin
Thai Pumpkin Coconut Soup
Red Lentils with Pumpkin (Indian)
Pumpkin Soup with Toasted Pumpkin Seeds
Thai Inspired Pumpkin Peanut Soup
Read Pumpkins Pack More than Fun for more information.
What is your favorite savory pumpkin recipe and which of these will you try?
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