Easy Ways to Reuse Your Pumpkin Post-Halloween
Once the candy wrappers have been put in the trash, and the spooky decor has been packed away, we're left with one question; what do we do with our pumpkins now?
Here are our ideas on how you can give your pumpkin a second lease of life!
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1. Pickle Your Pumpkin
Most people don't realize just how delicious pickled pumpkin is. It's also packed with vitamin A and is rich in fibre, plus when pickled, is great for your gut health.
A mix of sweet and sour, the pumpkin bites can be used in a heap of recipes. From soups to sides, it works great as a topping on Greek yoghurt, or as a type of chutney alongside a curry.
Here's how we suggest pickling your pumpkin:
- 4 cups pumpkin (diced)
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 8 tbsp vinegar
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 6 cloves
- 4 cardamom pods
- 1 cinnamon stick
- Add the vinegar, water, and diced pumpkin to a large saucepan.
- Add the sugar, cloves, cardamon, and cinnamon stick and bring to a boil. Boil for 30 min. until the bites are soft.
- Place the pumpkin bites into sterilized jars and pour the liquid over. Add a clove to each jar for a enhanced flavor. Seal with immediately.