Spiced Roasted Pumpkin

Every Thursday, we receive an abundant basket of locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables.
Lately, the contents of the basket have been such a joy because we're getting so many autumnal veggies which means LOTS of autumnal cooking!

Last Sunday, with the first gorgeous pumpkin we received, I baked the most wonderful Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins.

Well, in our latest basket we got another pumpkin, and I needed to bring a vegetarian dish to a friend's house yesterday... so I brought this REALLY tasty, spicy roasted pumpkin!


It is roasted with Cumin and Cayenne Pepper... and it did come out quite spicy (which I love- but if you aren't very used to spicy food I recommend you tone down the Cayenne Pepper).


Here's the recipe (which I doubled), inspired from a recipe I saw a while ago on Food.com:

Spiced Roasted Pumpkin

Ingredients:

-800g pumpkin, cut into wedges
-1/2 to 1 tsp cayenne pepper (according to your taste buds)
-1 tsp cumin
-ground black pepper
-sea salt
-3 tbsp olive oil (approximately)

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 220°C.
Place the pumpkin wedges in a roasting pan or on a roasting sheet and sprinkle with cayenne pepper, cumin, sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.
Drizzle with olive oil and toss until the wedges are well coated.
Bake for 20 to 30 minutes, or until the pumpkin is tender and caramelized (you can insert a fork into one of the wedges to make sure it is tender).


Enjoy!


What are some of your favorite autumn recipes?

16 comments:

  1. This sounds incredible! I love using squash and gourds in the fall. It just matches the season so perfectly.

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    1. Same here. They are part of my favorite veggies. :)

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  2. I also love the spicy sweet combo. The beauty of pumpkin squash is that it keeps year round if stored in a dry place. They grow wild on our farm and we enjoy them most of the year. Your recipe sounds perfect.
    Susan Joyce

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  3. Thanks so much for including a Food.com recipe - this looks like a great seasonal dish for entertaining!

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    1. Everybody liked it, so indeed it was a good dish for entertaining :)

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  4. Love spicy pumpkin goodness!
    I had some apple french toast this morning, that was def. a fall fave :)
    If you want the recipe: http://www.stopandsmellthechocolates.com/2013/06/puffy-apple-french-toast-bake.html

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    1. Thanks for sharing the link! You just made me discover a really cool blog :)

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  5. This sounds Delicious! I love spicy pumpkin! In fact I love pumpkin by itself (especially the seeds!) My mom and I are going shopping this weekend and I am going to pick up a pumpkin hehe. I might try this recipe =)

    http://www.mybrokeneggshells.com

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  6. Looks delicious. I reckon it would also work well with butternut squash.

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    1. Mmm, love butternut squash as well! I'm sure It would also be fabulous.

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  7. That looks really good, a great combination of flavours.

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