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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


  1. Add the vinegar, water, and diced pumpkin to a large saucepan. 
  2. Add the sugar, cloves, cardamon, and cinnamon stick and bring to a boil. Boil for 30 min. until the bites are soft. 
  3. 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.

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