Delicious Halloween pumpkin inspiration

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. 

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Pumpkin and chickpea curry

A super simple and easy to make curry. It’s also a great recipe to make a batch ahead of time and use throughout the week.

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Pumpkin, cranberry and red onion tagine

A warming recipe for colder autumnal days. Also perfect with quinoa for a gluten free option. 

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Spiced pumpkin cake

A sweet treat which is a crowd pleaser. Instead of a can of pumpkin puree, you can easily make your own by cooking and blending the flesh of a pumpkin. 

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Spicy squash and apple chutney

For the more adventurous. Bonus points if you or a neighbour have an apple tree with surplus apples that need to be used up!

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Joana Costa
Author: Joana Costa