I bought a little pumpkin and got all sorts of goodness out of it. It was only 1,5 kgs (3lbs), but from that I made these savory slices, pumpkin oatmeal cookies, and a frozen pumpkin protein shake. Amazing! We Americans love our pumpkin-flavored-anything as soon as the holidays hit, but I always hated the idea that these were only syrups and not the food itself. That means I’m missing out on some fantastic nutrients such as vitamin-A, vitamin-C and vitamin-E. Here’s one amazingly easy recipe to put that vegetable to good use!
Pumpkin (size of your choice, but smaller is easier)
3 cloves of Garlic
Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius/350 degrees Fahrenheit
Line a baking sheet with foil. Cut your pumpkin into little wedges/slices about 2cm or 3/4 inch thick. Place slices lying down on the foil. Drizzle sparingly or brush lightly with olive oil. Chop garlic finely and sprinkle over slices. Sprinkle salt over pumpkin slices, I usually do this by hand. Place tray in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes. Check with a fork to make sure that the fork goes through easily. The pumpkin should be quite soft and the edges just slightly golden. Remove from oven and cool. It’s surprisingly delicious and addicting so make enough for everyone. Enjoy!