​Think Beyond Pumpkin Pie! How to Make Sugar Pumpkin Salsa! by Chef Gigi Gaggero

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a year ago
​Think Beyond Pumpkin Pie! How to Make Sugar Pumpkin Salsa!

It’s pumpkin time – and they’re not just for pies anymore! Here’s an easy recipe for sugar pumpkin salsa!

You’ll need:

  • 2-3 teaspoons good quality 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
  • salt and freshly ground pepper

Here’s how you make it:

  1. Carefully cut pumpkins open with a serrated knife. Remove pulp and seeds. Reserve seeds for roasting (click here for 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.
  3. Roast in a 400-degree F oven, uncovered, for 15-20 minutes depending on size. Poke with a fork to check doneness. (Very slightly undercook to hold shape when diced.) Cool fast to prevent overcooking.
  4. 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 white corn tortilla chips.

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Elisa All 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 Schulte
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.

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