Every Halloween, the equivalent of 18,000 tonnes of edible pumpkin flesh goes to waste because 60% of consumers do not use the flesh of the pumpkins after carving it. As well as the delicious flesh which can be used for a variety of dishes, you can also roast the seeds for a delicious and easy snack. After you’ve got creative with pumpkin carving, why not make a tasty meal from your leftover pumpkin?
We’ve rounded up some recipes for you to try out this Halloween:
Pumpkin and lentil soup
This is a great base recipe which can be tweaked for your taste. Experiment with flavours by adding some chilli for an extra kick, or ginger for a warming soup. Use coconut cream/milk instead of crème fraiche for a dairy free soup.