Chef's Fresh Sugar Pumpkin Salsa Recipe Will Help You Think Beyond Pumpkin Pie (You've Got to Taste It to Believe It) by Chef Gigi Gaggero, Host of KSCU 103.3 FM LIVE Food Talk Radio S.F. Bay Area

Chef's Fresh Sugar Pumpkin Salsa Recipe Will Help You Think Beyond Pumpkin Pie (You've Got to Taste It to Believe It)

It’s pumpkin time – and pumpkins are not just for pies anymore! Here’s an easy appetizer recipe for sugar pumpkin salsa that makes a great fall snack, especially during Halloween season.

So easy and delicious. You've got to taste it to believe it!

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 - 3 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 small sugar pumpkins
  • 2 organic tomatoes, de-seeded and cut into a small dice
  • 1/2 red onion, cut into a small dice
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, finely diced
  • 1 - 2 limes, zested and juiced
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin

Here’s how you make it:

  1. Carefully cut pumpkins open with a serrated knife. Remove pulp and seeds. Reserve seeds for roasting. (Try this easy roasted pumpkin seeds recipe).
  2. On a lined baking sheet, lay pumpkins flesh facing up and drizzle with 1 to 2 teaspoons olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Roast in a 400-degree F oven, uncovered, for 15 to 20 minutes depending on size. Poke with a fork to check doneness. (Very slightly undercook to hold shape when diced.) Cool fast to prevent overcooking.
  3. In a small bowl, combine tomato, red onion, jalapeno, cilantro, garlic, lime juice, cumin and 1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil. Add cooled diced pumpkin. Toss to coat. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper and add additional cumin and lime juice if needed. Serve with tortilla chips.

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Elisa Schmitz, 30Seconds
Wowza! This looks awesome, @chefgigi. I love finding new ways to include pumpkin in all kinds of recipes this time of year, thanks!
Kelli Porcaro
oh my gosh you are killing me Chef Gigi Gaggero! I can't keep up with all your recipes! I need to set aside a whole day to make one after the other! This looks absolutely amazing!
Meredith Schneider
Mmmmmmm Chef Gigi Gaggero! Love pumpkin and it's so flipping healthy! We need to eat it ALL year round!
Naimah Razak
This looks amazing! I will have to try it esp bc my dad planted these and we have an excess!
Dr. Shayna Mancuso
I may have to pull this one back out right about now!! YUM
Beth Aldrich, CHC, AADP, CNT
What a fun, clever take on my fav snack.
Elisa Schmitz, 30Seconds
This looks delicious and I am making it very soon! Donna John

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