One of our favourite vegetables all year round (and especially during the cooler months!) is pumpkin. From classic roast pumpkin, hearty soups and even pumpkin mac and cheese, this healthy, versatile and tasty vegetable is certainly one you should be adding to your weekly shop when visiting your local A Better Choice Retailer.
Pumpkin is a highly nutritious vegetable packed with many essential vitamins and minerals. These include Vitamin A to support your immune system and help fight off infections, lutein and zeaxanthin to support your eye health, and Vitamin C and E which act as antioxidants and help prevent free radicals.
So, what are you waiting for? Try our favourite ways to cook this delicious vegetable today!
Pumpkin is one of our favourite vegetables to roast, whether you roast it with other vegetables such as potatoes, zucchini and carrot, serve it alongside a delicious roast lamb, or mix into a healthy cous coussalad. Roasting pumpkin is a quick and easy way to eat this vegetable and the options on how to add extra flavour are endless! Our tip? Try seasoning with paprika, ground coriander, cumin seeds, sea salt and black pepper.
Warm up with soups
There are many different types of soups you can make using pumpkin, from a classic smokey pumpkin soupto a creamy pumpkin and lentil soup or a spicy Thai variety! Pumpkin soups are an easy dinner option and are a great way to warm up the whole family during the cooler months.
Puree and get creative!
Pureeing your pumpkin is one of the most versatile ways to incorporate this vegetable into your meals! Making pumpkin puree is easy and there are many different ways to do it. Depending on your recipe and preference, you can boil pumpkin in a large pot covered in water and blend when it’s cooked through, or you can roast pumpkin by slicing it in half, removing the seeds and roasting until tender. Roast pumpkin becomes nice and soft so you can mash it with a fork or use a blender or food processor to puree. Once pureed, you can get creative with what recipes to use it in! We love making a delicious pumpkin mac and cheese, or tasty pumpkin pie cups that are sure to be a hit with little ones.
What’s your favourite way to cook pumpkin? Head over to our recipes page to browse our great range of recipe ideas and make sure you head into your local A Better Choice retailer to stock up on pumpkin so you can get cooking today!